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Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Goldsboro fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2020 to 9.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.0 percentage points lower than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Goldsboro peaked in April 2020 at 10.1% and is now 0.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Goldsboro unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
North Carolina 12.9% 0.0 +8.9
Goldsboro 9.9% -0.2 +5.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 5,289. There are now 634 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,950 in December 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,705. Goldsboro employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Goldsboro 4,655 +34 +2,405

Number of Unemployed Persons

Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Goldsboro
Unemployment Rate
Goldsboro
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 12.9% 9.9% 4,655
April
2020
14.7% 12.9% 10.1% 4,621
March
2020
4.4% 4.3% 4.7% 2,372
February
2020
3.5% 3.6% 3.8% 2,010
January
2020
3.6% 3.6% 3.9% 2,031
December
2019
3.5% 3.6% 3.7% 1,950
November
2019
3.5% 3.6% 3.8% 1,987
October
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.9% 2,033
September
2019
3.5% 3.7% 4.0% 2,081
August
2019
3.7% 3.8% 4.1% 2,130
July
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.2% 2,177

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.