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Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fayetteville fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2019 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Fayetteville peaked in July 2011 at 10.8% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.0% in July 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Fayetteville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
North Carolina 4.2% 0.0 +0.5
Fayetteville 5.3% -0.1 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 August 2011 at 16,469. There are now 8,393 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,350 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 726. Fayetteville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fayetteville, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Fayetteville 8,076 -5 +691

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 4.1%
August
2019
3.7% 4.2% 5.3% 8,076
July
2019
3.7% 4.2% 5.4% 8,081
June
2019
3.7% 4.2% 5.4% 8,065
May
2019
3.6% 4.1% 5.3% 7,958
April
2019
3.6% 4.0% 5.2% 7,849
March
2019
3.8% 4.0% 5.2% 7,805
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 5.2% 7,671
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 5.1% 7,581
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 5.0% 7,389
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 5.0% 7,376
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 5.0% 7,350

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.