Department of Numbers

Greenville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Greenville fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2023 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Greenville peaked in April 2020 at 11.3% and is now 7.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in August 2023, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Greenville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% +0.1 +0.2
North Carolina 3.4% 0.0 -0.5
Greenville 3.8% 0.0 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2023 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Greenville, North Carolina, National

Greenville, North Carolina monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Greenville, North Carolina Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Greenville peaked in April 2009 at 9,192. There are now 5,788 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,401 in September 2023, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3.

Unemployed Persons October 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
Greenville 3,404 +3 -217

Number of Unemployed Persons

Greenville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Greenville
Unemployment Rate
Greenville
Unemployed
November
2023
3.7%
October
2023
3.9% 3.4% 3.8% 3,404
September
2023
3.8% 3.4% 3.8% 3,401
August
2023
3.8% 3.3% 3.8% 3,407
July
2023
3.5% 3.3% 3.9% 3,461
June
2023
3.6% 3.3% 4.0% 3,522
May
2023
3.7% 3.4% 4.0% 3,586
April
2023
3.4% 3.4% 4.1% 3,608
March
2023
3.5% 3.5% 4.1% 3,614
February
2023
3.6% 3.6% 4.1% 3,575
January
2023
3.4% 3.8% 4.1% 3,593
December
2022
3.5% 3.8% 4.1% 3,601

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.