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Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Goldsboro fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2019 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Goldsboro peaked in March 2010 at 9.7% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Goldsboro unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
North Carolina 3.9% +0.1 -0.3
Goldsboro 4.3% -0.2 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 5,323. There are now 3,004 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,057 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 262. Goldsboro employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Goldsboro 2,319 -95 -269

Number of Unemployed Persons

Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Goldsboro
Unemployment Rate
Goldsboro
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.0%
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.3% 2,319
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.5% 2,414
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.3% 2,263
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.0% 2,097
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.0% 2,113
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.9% 2,057
August
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.2% 2,207
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.0% 2,100
June
2018
4.0% 3.9% 4.4% 2,304
May
2018
3.8% 4.0% 4.3% 2,263
April
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.6% 2,451

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.