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Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Greensboro fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 7.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Greensboro peaked in April 2020 at 15.4% and is now 8.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Greensboro unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
North Carolina 6.2% 0.0 +2.6
Greensboro 7.1% -0.1 +3.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 April 2020 at 51,895. There are now 26,327 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Greensboro employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Greensboro, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Greensboro 25,568 -131 +11,369

Number of Unemployed Persons

Greensboro, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Greensboro
Unemployment Rate
Greensboro
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 6.2%
November
2020
6.7% 6.2% 7.1% 25,568
October
2020
6.9% 6.2% 7.2% 25,699
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 8.3% 29,811
August
2020
8.4% 6.5% 7.6% 26,607
July
2020
10.2% 8.5% 10.0% 35,584
June
2020
11.1% 7.5% 8.8% 30,998
May
2020
13.3% 12.8% 14.8% 51,659
April
2020
14.8% 12.9% 15.4% 51,895
March
2020
4.4% 4.3% 4.7% 17,024
February
2020
3.5% 3.6% 3.8% 14,209
January
2020
3.5% 3.6% 3.9% 14,403

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.