Department of Numbers

Winston-Salem, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winston fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Winston peaked in April 2020 at 14.4% and is now 10.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Winston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
North Carolina 3.6% +0.1 -0.9
Winston 3.5% 0.0 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 April 2020 at 43,608. There are now 32,287 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 11,305 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 16.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Winston 11,321 +6 -2,350

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winston, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Winston
Unemployment Rate
Winston
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.6% 3.5% 11,321
August
2022
3.7% 3.5% 3.5% 11,315
July
2022
3.5% 3.4% 3.5% 11,305
June
2022
3.6% 3.4% 3.5% 11,460
May
2022
3.6% 3.4% 3.5% 11,415
April
2022
3.6% 3.4% 3.5% 11,499
March
2022
3.6% 3.5% 3.6% 11,565
February
2022
3.8% 3.7% 3.7% 11,864
January
2022
4.0% 3.9% 3.8% 12,375
December
2021
3.9% 4.1% 4.0% 13,034
November
2021
4.2% 4.2% 4.0% 13,010

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.