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Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fayetteville fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2022 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Fayetteville peaked in April 2020 at 16.4% and is now 10.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in February 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Fayetteville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
North Carolina 3.5% -0.2 -1.7
Fayetteville 5.5% 0.0 -2.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2022 data as April metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Fayetteville, North Carolina, National

Fayetteville, North Carolina monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Fayetteville peaked in April 2020 at 22,984. There are now 14,929 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Fayetteville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fayetteville, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Fayetteville 8,055 -79 -2,995

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployed
April
2022
3.6%
March
2022
3.6% 3.5% 5.5% 8,055
February
2022
3.8% 3.7% 5.5% 8,134
January
2022
4.0% 3.9% 5.7% 8,396
December
2021
3.9% 4.1% 6.0% 8,740
November
2021
4.2% 4.2% 6.0% 8,696
October
2021
4.6% 4.4% 6.0% 8,752
September
2021
4.7% 4.5% 6.2% 9,088
August
2021
5.2% 4.8% 6.5% 9,515
July
2021
5.4% 4.9% 6.9% 9,954
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 7.1% 10,335
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 7.3% 10,630

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.