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Greenville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Greenville rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Greenville peaked in December 2009 at 10.5% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in July 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Greenville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
North Carolina 4.2% 0.0 +0.4
Greenville 4.5% +0.1 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 March 2010 at 8,970. There are now 4,897 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,633 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 440.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Greenville 4,073 +33 +375

Number of Unemployed Persons

Greenville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Greenville
Unemployment Rate
Greenville
Unemployed
August
2019
3.7%
July
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.5% 4,073
June
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.4% 4,040
May
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.4% 3,974
April
2019
3.6% 4.0% 4.4% 3,934
March
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.3% 3,922
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.3% 3,835
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.2% 3,767
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.1% 3,663
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.1% 3,655
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.1% 3,636
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.1% 3,633

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.