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Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fayetteville fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2023 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Fayetteville peaked in April 2020 at 16.2% and is now 11.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in September 2023, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Fayetteville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% +0.1 +0.2
North Carolina 3.4% 0.0 -0.5
Fayetteville 4.6% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2023 data as November 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 22,753. There are now 15,968 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 October 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
Fayetteville 6,785 -52 -802

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployed
November
2023
3.7%
October
2023
3.9% 3.4% 4.6% 6,785
September
2023
3.8% 3.4% 4.6% 6,837
August
2023
3.8% 3.3% 4.7% 6,880
July
2023
3.5% 3.3% 4.8% 6,998
June
2023
3.6% 3.3% 4.8% 7,094
May
2023
3.7% 3.4% 4.9% 7,195
April
2023
3.4% 3.4% 4.9% 7,241
March
2023
3.5% 3.5% 5.0% 7,309
February
2023
3.6% 3.6% 5.0% 7,322
January
2023
3.4% 3.8% 5.1% 7,430
December
2022
3.5% 3.8% 5.1% 7,540

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.