Department of Numbers

Winston-Salem, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winston fell 0.1 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 Winston peaked in April 2020 at 14.4% and is now 10.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Winston 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
Winston 3.5% -0.1 -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: 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 32,108 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Winston 11,500 -65 -5,157

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winston, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Winston
Unemployment Rate
Winston
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.4% 3.5% 11,500
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
October
2021
4.6% 4.4% 4.1% 13,145
September
2021
4.7% 4.5% 4.2% 13,671
August
2021
5.2% 4.8% 4.5% 14,314
July
2021
5.4% 4.9% 4.7% 14,986
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 4.9% 15,594

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.