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Jacksonville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jacksonville rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.8%. 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 January 2010 at 8.7% and is now 3.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.7% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Jacksonville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
North Carolina 4.5% 0.0 -0.3
Jacksonville 4.8% +0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 2,518 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,039 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 41. Jacksonville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jacksonville, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Jacksonville 3,080 +41 -404

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jacksonville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.8% 3,080
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.7% 3,039
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 3,133
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 3,134
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.8% 3,078
September
2017
4.2% 4.4% 4.7% 3,046
August
2017
4.4% 4.4% 4.9% 3,091
July
2017
4.3% 4.4% 4.9% 3,097
June
2017
4.3% 4.4% 4.8% 3,063
May
2017
4.3% 4.5% 5.2% 3,276
April
2017
4.4% 4.6% 5.2% 3,283

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.