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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 2021 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Greensboro peaked in April 2020 at 15.6% and is now 10.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Greensboro unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
North Carolina 5.0% -0.2 -8.5
Greensboro 5.4% -0.1 -10.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 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 May 2020 at 54,548. There are now 35,215 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Greensboro 19,333 -365 -34,367

Number of Unemployed Persons

Greensboro, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Greensboro
Unemployment Rate
Greensboro
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 5.0% 5.4% 19,333
March
2021
6.0% 5.2% 5.5% 19,698
February
2021
6.2% 5.7% 6.6% 24,102
January
2021
6.3% 5.9% 6.8% 24,909
December
2020
6.7% 6.1% 7.1% 25,917
November
2020
6.7% 6.4% 7.4% 26,887
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 7.8% 28,302
September
2020
7.8% 7.3% 8.3% 30,284
August
2020
8.4% 6.8% 7.4% 26,245
July
2020
10.2% 8.8% 10.3% 36,893
June
2020
11.1% 8.8% 10.0% 35,367

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.