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Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Goldsboro fell 0.2 percentage points in August 2021 to 4.7%. 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 May 2020 at 10.6% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Goldsboro unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
North Carolina 4.3% -0.1 -2.5
Goldsboro 4.7% -0.2 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2021 data as September 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 2,885 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,888 in December 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 516. Goldsboro employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Goldsboro 2,404 -87 -534

Number of Unemployed Persons

Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Goldsboro
Unemployment Rate
Goldsboro
Unemployed
September
2021
4.8%
August
2021
5.2% 4.3% 4.7% 2,404
July
2021
5.4% 4.4% 4.9% 2,491
June
2021
5.9% 4.6% 5.1% 2,604
May
2021
5.8% 4.8% 5.3% 2,691
April
2021
6.1% 5.0% 5.5% 2,818
March
2021
6.0% 5.2% 5.7% 2,932
February
2021
6.2% 5.7% 6.0% 3,064
January
2021
6.3% 5.9% 6.0% 3,108
December
2020
6.7% 6.1% 6.1% 3,152
November
2020
6.7% 6.4% 6.2% 3,216
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 6.4% 3,307

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.