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Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Goldsboro fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Goldsboro peaked in May 2020 at 10.6% and is now 6.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Goldsboro unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
North Carolina 3.9% -0.2 -2.5
Goldsboro 4.2% -0.2 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 3,144 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 257. Goldsboro employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Goldsboro 2,145 -105 -1,071

Number of Unemployed Persons

Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Goldsboro
Unemployment Rate
Goldsboro
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 3.9% 4.2% 2,145
October
2021
4.6% 4.1% 4.4% 2,250
September
2021
4.7% 4.3% 4.6% 2,323
August
2021
5.2% 4.3% 4.7% 2,402
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
6.0% 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
6.4% 5.9% 6.0% 3,108

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.