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Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fayetteville fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2021 to 6.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Fayetteville peaked in May 2020 at 16.7% and is now 10.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Fayetteville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
North Carolina 4.8% -0.2 -8.7
Fayetteville 6.6% -0.1 -10.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 May 2020 at 23,967. There are now 14,372 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 May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Fayetteville 9,595 -169 -14,372

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 4.8% 6.6% 9,595
April
2021
6.1% 5.0% 6.7% 9,764
March
2021
6.0% 5.2% 6.8% 9,872
February
2021
6.2% 5.7% 8.1% 11,916
January
2021
6.3% 5.9% 8.2% 12,172
December
2020
6.7% 6.1% 8.4% 12,486
November
2020
6.7% 6.4% 8.7% 12,845
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 9.0% 13,355
September
2020
7.8% 7.3% 9.5% 14,041
August
2020
8.4% 6.8% 8.4% 12,104
July
2020
10.2% 8.8% 11.3% 16,592

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.