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Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Greensboro fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2019 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Greensboro peaked in February 2010 at 12.2% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Greensboro unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
North Carolina 4.2% 0.0 +0.5
Greensboro 4.3% 0.0 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Greensboro, North Carolina, National

Greensboro, North Carolina monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Greensboro, North Carolina Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Greensboro peaked in March 2010 at 44,445. There are now 28,391 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 14,380 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,674. Greensboro employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Greensboro, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Greensboro 16,054 +50 +1,614

Number of Unemployed Persons

Greensboro, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Greensboro
Unemployment Rate
Greensboro
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 4.1%
August
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.3% 16,054
July
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.3% 16,004
June
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.3% 15,961
May
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.2% 15,747
April
2019
3.6% 4.0% 4.2% 15,538
March
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.2% 15,425
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.1% 15,128
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.1% 14,910
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.0% 14,522
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.9% 14,488
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.9% 14,407

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.