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Jacksonville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jacksonville fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2018 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Jacksonville peaked in January 2010 at 8.6% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Jacksonville 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
Jacksonville 4.2% 0.0 -0.8
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: Jacksonville, North Carolina, National

Jacksonville, North Carolina monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Jacksonville, North Carolina Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Jacksonville peaked in June 2009 at 5,598. There are now 2,947 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Jacksonville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jacksonville, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Jacksonville 2,651 -76 -584

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jacksonville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployed
October
2018
3.7% 3.6%
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 4.2% 2,651
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.2% 2,727
July
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.4% 2,811
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 4.6% 2,938
May
2018
3.8% 4.3% 4.6% 2,954
April
2018
3.9% 4.4% 4.8% 3,093
March
2018
4.1% 4.5% 5.0% 3,197
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 3,150
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 3,147
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.0% 3,197
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.0% 3,211

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.