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New Bern, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for New Bern fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2018 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in New Bern peaked in February 2010 at 11.3% and is now 6.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare New Bern unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
North Carolina 4.4% -0.1 -0.2
New Bern 4.4% -0.2 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: New Bern, North Carolina, National

New Bern, North Carolina monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

New Bern, North Carolina Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in New Bern peaked in March 2010 at 5,919. There are now 3,611 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
New Bern 2,308 -84 -134

Number of Unemployed Persons

New Bern, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
New Bern
Unemployment Rate
New Bern
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 4.3%
April
2018
3.9% 4.4% 4.4% 2,308
March
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.6% 2,392
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.5% 2,354
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.6% 2,358
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.7% 2,433
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.7% 2,408
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.6% 2,373
September
2017
4.2% 4.4% 4.7% 2,408
August
2017
4.4% 4.4% 4.7% 2,443
July
2017
4.3% 4.4% 4.7% 2,418
June
2017
4.3% 4.4% 4.6% 2,394

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.