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Jacksonville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jacksonville fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Jacksonville peaked in April 2020 at 13.3% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Jacksonville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
North Carolina 4.4% -0.2 -4.4
Jacksonville 4.7% -0.1 -3.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 May 2020 at 7,989. There are now 4,888 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,081 in May 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 20. Jacksonville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jacksonville, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Jacksonville 3,101 -4 -2,261

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jacksonville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 4.4% 4.7% 3,101
June
2021
5.9% 4.6% 4.8% 3,105
May
2021
5.8% 4.8% 4.8% 3,081
April
2021
6.1% 5.0% 4.8% 3,104
March
2021
6.0% 5.2% 4.8% 3,141
February
2021
6.2% 5.7% 5.9% 3,890
January
2021
6.3% 5.9% 6.0% 3,977
December
2020
6.7% 6.1% 6.2% 4,080
November
2020
6.7% 6.4% 6.4% 4,211
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 6.7% 4,388
September
2020
7.8% 7.3% 7.1% 4,633

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.