Department of Numbers

Winston-Salem, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winston fell 0.4 percentage points in May 2018 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Winston peaked in February 2010 at 11.7% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Winston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
North Carolina 4.3% -0.1 -0.2
Winston 3.7% -0.4 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Winston, North Carolina, National

Winston, North Carolina monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Winston, North Carolina Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Winston peaked in February 2010 at 37,021. There are now 24,898 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Winston 12,123 -1,151 -1,718

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winston, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Winston
Unemployment Rate
Winston
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 4.3% 3.7% 12,123
April
2018
3.9% 4.4% 4.1% 13,274
March
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.2% 13,781
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.2% 13,610
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.2% 13,693
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.4% 14,171
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.3% 14,133
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.3% 13,941
September
2017
4.2% 4.4% 4.3% 13,917
August
2017
4.4% 4.4% 4.3% 13,920
July
2017
4.3% 4.4% 4.2% 13,702

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.