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Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Greensboro rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Greensboro peaked in February 2010 at 12.3% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Greensboro unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
North Carolina 3.6% -0.2 -0.9
Greensboro 3.6% +0.1 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 February 2010 at 44,774. There are now 31,341 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 12,921 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 512. Greensboro employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Greensboro, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Greensboro 13,433 +512 -3,966

Number of Unemployed Persons

Greensboro, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Greensboro
Unemployment Rate
Greensboro
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.6% 3.6% 13,433
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.5% 12,921
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.9% 14,205
July
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.0% 14,720
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 4.2% 15,533
May
2018
3.8% 4.3% 4.1% 15,341
April
2018
3.9% 4.4% 4.5% 16,579
March
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.6% 17,224
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.6% 17,192
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.7% 17,342
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.8% 17,652

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.