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Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Goldsboro fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Goldsboro peaked in March 2010 at 9.6% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Goldsboro unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
North Carolina 4.2% 0.0 +0.4
Goldsboro 4.4% 0.0 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 5,287. There are now 2,945 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,175 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 167. Goldsboro employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Goldsboro 2,342 -7 +142

Number of Unemployed Persons

Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Goldsboro
Unemployment Rate
Goldsboro
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.2%
July
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.4% 2,342
June
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.4% 2,349
May
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.4% 2,322
April
2019
3.6% 4.0% 4.3% 2,302
March
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.3% 2,304
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.3% 2,270
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.3% 2,249
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.2% 2,191
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.2% 2,188
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.2% 2,179

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.