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Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Goldsboro fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Goldsboro peaked in April 2020 at 10.8% and is now 6.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Goldsboro unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
North Carolina 3.4% -0.1 -1.7
Goldsboro 3.9% 0.0 -1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Goldsboro, North Carolina, National

Goldsboro, North Carolina monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Goldsboro peaked in March 2010 at 5,304. There are now 3,303 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,915 in January 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 86. Goldsboro employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Goldsboro 2,001 +9 -817

Number of Unemployed Persons

Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Goldsboro
Unemployment Rate
Goldsboro
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.4% 3.9% 2,001
March
2022
3.6% 3.5% 3.9% 1,992
February
2022
3.8% 3.7% 4.0% 2,020
January
2022
4.0% 3.9% 4.1% 2,090
December
2021
3.9% 4.1% 4.3% 2,202
November
2021
4.2% 4.2% 4.3% 2,191
October
2021
4.6% 4.4% 4.4% 2,213
September
2021
4.7% 4.5% 4.6% 2,319
August
2021
5.2% 4.8% 4.8% 2,450
July
2021
5.4% 4.9% 5.1% 2,578
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 5.3% 2,681

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.