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Greenville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Greenville fell 0.3 percentage points in September 2018 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Greenville peaked in December 2009 at 10.5% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Greenville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% -0.2 -0.5
North Carolina 3.8% -0.1 -0.6
Greenville 3.7% -0.3 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2018 data as October 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 9,046. There are now 5,765 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons September 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Greenville 3,281 -272 -1,019

Number of Unemployed Persons

Greenville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Greenville
Unemployment Rate
Greenville
Unemployed
October
2018
3.7% 3.6%
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.7% 3,281
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.0% 3,553
July
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.1% 3,744
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 4.4% 3,964
May
2018
3.8% 4.3% 4.3% 3,867
April
2018
3.9% 4.4% 4.7% 4,192
March
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 4,379
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 4,395
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.8% 4,323
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 4,372
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 4,368

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.