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Greenville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Greenville fell 0.1 percentage points in January 2020 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Greenville peaked in December 2009 at 10.5% and is now 6.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in July 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Greenville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.4
North Carolina 3.6% 0.0 -0.4
Greenville 4.1% -0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2020 data as February 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 5,197 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 140.

Unemployed Persons January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Greenville 3,773 -54 +6

Number of Unemployed Persons

Greenville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Greenville
Unemployment Rate
Greenville
Unemployed
February
2020
3.5%
January
2020
3.6% 3.6% 4.1% 3,773
December
2019
3.5% 3.6% 4.2% 3,827
November
2019
3.5% 3.6% 4.3% 3,920
October
2019
3.6% 3.7% 4.4% 4,007
September
2019
3.5% 3.7% 4.4% 4,046
August
2019
3.7% 3.8% 4.5% 4,084
July
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.5% 4,073
June
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.4% 4,040
May
2019
3.6% 4.0% 4.4% 3,974
April
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.4% 3,934
March
2019
3.8% 4.1% 4.3% 3,922

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.