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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 January 2021 to 6.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Greensboro peaked in April 2020 at 15.4% and is now 8.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Greensboro unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
North Carolina 5.9% -0.2 +2.4
Greensboro 6.5% -0.6 +2.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 28,781 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 January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Greensboro 23,114 -2,286 +8,711

Number of Unemployed Persons

Greensboro, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Greensboro
Unemployment Rate
Greensboro
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.7%
January
2021
6.3% 5.9% 6.5% 23,114
December
2020
6.7% 6.1% 7.1% 25,400
November
2020
6.7% 6.4% 7.1% 25,553
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 7.2% 25,699
September
2020
7.8% 7.3% 8.3% 29,811
August
2020
8.4% 6.8% 7.6% 26,607
July
2020
10.2% 8.8% 10.0% 35,584
June
2020
11.1% 8.8% 8.8% 30,998
May
2020
13.3% 13.5% 14.8% 51,659
April
2020
14.8% 13.5% 15.4% 51,895

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.