Department of Numbers

Jacksonville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jacksonville fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2019 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Jacksonville peaked in January 2010 at 8.6% and is now 3.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in July 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Jacksonville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
North Carolina 4.0% 0.0 0.0
Jacksonville 4.8% 0.0 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 data as May 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 2009 at 5,590. There are now 2,490 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,008 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 92. Jacksonville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jacksonville, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Jacksonville 3,100 +5 +38

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jacksonville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
April
2019
3.6% 4.0% 4.8% 3,100
March
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.8% 3,095
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.8% 3,068
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.8% 3,058
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.7% 3,017
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.7% 3,019
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.8% 3,019
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.8% 3,015
August
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.6% 3,008
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.6% 3,009
June
2018
4.0% 3.9% 4.7% 3,018

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.