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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 April 2022 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Greensboro peaked in April 2020 at 16.5% and is now 12.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Greensboro unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
North Carolina 3.4% -0.1 -1.7
Greensboro 4.1% -0.1 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 56,375. There are now 41,361 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Greensboro 15,014 -76 -6,586

Number of Unemployed Persons

Greensboro, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Greensboro
Unemployment Rate
Greensboro
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.4% 4.1% 15,014
March
2022
3.6% 3.5% 4.2% 15,090
February
2022
3.8% 3.7% 4.3% 15,393
January
2022
4.0% 3.9% 4.4% 15,986
December
2021
3.9% 4.1% 4.7% 16,775
November
2021
4.2% 4.2% 4.6% 16,666
October
2021
4.6% 4.4% 4.7% 16,757
September
2021
4.7% 4.5% 4.9% 17,453
August
2021
5.2% 4.8% 5.1% 18,373
July
2021
5.4% 4.9% 5.5% 19,357
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 5.7% 20,249

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.