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Jacksonville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jacksonville fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 5.6%. 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 7.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.6% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Jacksonville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
North Carolina 5.7% -0.2 +2.1
Jacksonville 5.6% 0.0 +1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 April 2020 at 7,724. There are now 4,094 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,620 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 10. Jacksonville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jacksonville, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Jacksonville 3,630 +10 +826

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jacksonville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.7% 5.6% 3,630
January
2021
6.3% 5.9% 5.6% 3,620
December
2020
6.7% 6.1% 6.1% 4,021
November
2020
6.7% 6.4% 6.1% 4,002
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 6.2% 4,017
September
2020
7.8% 7.3% 7.1% 4,528
August
2020
8.4% 6.8% 6.2% 3,918
July
2020
10.2% 8.8% 8.0% 5,127
June
2020
11.1% 8.8% 7.1% 4,376
May
2020
13.3% 13.5% 12.2% 7,668
April
2020
14.8% 13.5% 12.6% 7,724

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.