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Jacksonville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jacksonville fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2023 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Jacksonville peaked in April 2020 at 14.2% and is now 10.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Jacksonville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% 0.0 +0.3
North Carolina 3.4% +0.1 -0.5
Jacksonville 3.9% -0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2023 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 April 2020 at 8,383. There are now 5,629 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 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
Jacksonville 2,754 -7 -164

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jacksonville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployed
October
2023
3.9% 3.4%
September
2023
3.8% 3.4% 3.9% 2,754
August
2023
3.8% 3.3% 4.0% 2,761
July
2023
3.5% 3.3% 4.0% 2,796
June
2023
3.6% 3.3% 4.1% 2,829
May
2023
3.7% 3.4% 4.1% 2,866
April
2023
3.4% 3.4% 4.2% 2,877
March
2023
3.5% 3.5% 4.2% 2,892
February
2023
3.6% 3.6% 4.2% 2,889
January
2023
3.4% 3.8% 4.2% 2,903
December
2022
3.5% 3.8% 4.2% 2,910
November
2022
3.6% 3.9% 4.2% 2,912

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.