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Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fayetteville rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Fayetteville peaked in September 2011 at 10.9% and is now 6.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.5% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Fayetteville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
North Carolina 3.6% -0.2 -0.9
Fayetteville 4.6% +0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 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 September 2011 at 16,617. There are now 9,895 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,582 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 140. Fayetteville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fayetteville, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Fayetteville 6,722 +140 -1,519

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.6% 4.6% 6,722
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 4.5% 6,582
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.9% 7,219
July
2018
3.9% 4.1% 5.0% 7,464
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 5.2% 7,725
May
2018
3.8% 4.3% 5.1% 7,574
April
2018
3.9% 4.4% 5.4% 8,062
March
2018
4.1% 4.5% 5.7% 8,388
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 5.7% 8,376
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 5.7% 8,384
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.7% 8,457

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.