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Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Greensboro fell 0.6 percentage points in May 2020 to 14.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Greensboro peaked in April 2020 at 15.4% and is now 0.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Greensboro unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
North Carolina 12.8% -0.1 +8.8
Greensboro 14.8% -0.6 +10.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 199 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 May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Greensboro 51,696 -199 +36,154

Number of Unemployed Persons

Greensboro, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Greensboro
Unemployment Rate
Greensboro
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 7.6%
May
2020
13.3% 12.8% 14.8% 51,696
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 3.6% 3.9% 14,403
December
2019
3.5% 3.6% 3.7% 13,957
November
2019
3.5% 3.6% 3.8% 14,199
October
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.9% 14,480
September
2019
3.5% 3.7% 4.0% 14,768
August
2019
3.7% 3.8% 4.0% 15,034

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.