Department of Numbers

New Bern, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for New Bern fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in New Bern peaked in April 2020 at 11.8% and is now 8.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare New Bern unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
North Carolina 3.4% -0.1 -1.7
New Bern 3.5% 0.0 -1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 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 April 2009 at 5,901. There are now 4,141 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
New Bern 1,760 -15 -809

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
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.4% 3.5% 1,760
March
2022
3.6% 3.5% 3.5% 1,775
February
2022
3.8% 3.7% 3.6% 1,825
January
2022
4.0% 3.9% 3.7% 1,892
December
2021
3.9% 4.1% 3.9% 1,981
November
2021
4.2% 4.2% 3.9% 1,975
October
2021
4.6% 4.4% 3.9% 1,994
September
2021
4.7% 4.5% 4.1% 2,077
August
2021
5.2% 4.8% 4.3% 2,180
July
2021
5.4% 4.9% 4.6% 2,285
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 4.8% 2,384

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.