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Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Goldsboro fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.0%. 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 April 2020 at 10.1% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Goldsboro unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
North Carolina 5.7% -0.2 +2.1
Goldsboro 6.0% -0.1 +2.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 2,269 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 1,070. Goldsboro employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Goldsboro 3,020 -25 +1,010

Number of Unemployed Persons

Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Goldsboro
Unemployment Rate
Goldsboro
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.7% 6.0% 3,020
January
2021
6.3% 5.9% 6.1% 3,045
December
2020
6.7% 6.1% 6.1% 3,047
November
2020
6.7% 6.4% 6.1% 3,005
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 6.1% 2,991
September
2020
7.8% 7.3% 6.8% 3,316
August
2020
8.4% 6.8% 6.1% 2,876
July
2020
10.2% 8.8% 7.5% 3,533
June
2020
11.1% 8.8% 6.5% 3,017
May
2020
13.3% 13.5% 10.1% 4,660
April
2020
14.8% 13.5% 10.1% 4,621

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.