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Jacksonville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jacksonville fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2018 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 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 November 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% -0.1 -0.5
North Carolina 3.6% 0.0 -0.9
Jacksonville 4.2% -0.2 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2018 data as December 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 2,899 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 November 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Jacksonville 2,699 -156 -512

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jacksonville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployed
December
2018
3.9% 3.6%
November
2018
3.7% 3.6% 4.2% 2,699
October
2018
3.8% 3.6% 4.4% 2,855
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 4.3% 2,724
August
2018
3.8% 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
4.0% 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

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.