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Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Goldsboro fell 0.3 percentage points in April 2018 to 4.6%. 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 9.7% and is now 5.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Goldsboro unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
North Carolina 4.4% -0.1 -0.2
Goldsboro 4.6% -0.3 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 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 5,323. There are now 2,873 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Goldsboro employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Goldsboro 2,450 -150 -333

Number of Unemployed Persons

Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Goldsboro
Unemployment Rate
Goldsboro
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 4.3%
April
2018
3.9% 4.4% 4.6% 2,450
March
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 2,600
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.8% 2,588
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 2,619
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.0% 2,679
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.0% 2,672
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.0% 2,638
September
2017
4.2% 4.4% 5.0% 2,648
August
2017
4.4% 4.4% 5.0% 2,688
July
2017
4.3% 4.4% 5.0% 2,670
June
2017
4.3% 4.4% 5.0% 2,647

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.