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Jacksonville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jacksonville rose 0.9 percentage points in September 2020 to 7.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Jacksonville peaked in April 2020 at 12.6% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.2% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Jacksonville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 7.9% -0.5 +4.4
North Carolina 7.2% +0.7 +3.5
Jacksonville 7.1% +0.9 +2.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2020 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 7,724. There are now 3,168 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,918 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 638. Jacksonville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jacksonville, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Jacksonville 4,556 +638 +1,650

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jacksonville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployed
October
2020
6.9% 6.3%
September
2020
7.9% 7.2% 7.1% 4,556
August
2020
8.4% 6.5% 6.2% 3,918
July
2020
10.2% 8.5% 8.0% 5,127
June
2020
11.1% 7.5% 7.1% 4,376
May
2020
13.3% 12.8% 12.2% 7,668
April
2020
14.7% 12.9% 12.6% 7,724
March
2020
4.4% 4.3% 5.1% 3,246
February
2020
3.5% 3.6% 4.3% 2,804
January
2020
3.6% 3.6% 4.3% 2,839
December
2019
3.5% 3.6% 4.2% 2,772
November
2019
3.5% 3.6% 4.3% 2,809

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.