North Carolina Unemployment

Our map shows the current unemployment rate. The most recent data available from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics is from May 2014.6

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Changes in North Carolina

This graph shows changes in the unemployment rate over the past 10 months.

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Monthly Changes in North Carolina

This is a more detailed look, showing monthly changes in unemployment in North Carolina over the past 10 years.

YearMonthUnemploymentChange
2014 May1 6.6% +0.5%
2014 April 6.1% -0.5%
2014 March 6.6% 0.0%
2014 February 6.6% -0.4%
2014 January 7.0% +0.4%
2013 December4 6.6% -0.4%
2013 November4 7.0% -0.2%
2013 October4 7.2% -0.1%
2013 September4 7.3% -0.6%
2013 August4 7.9% -0.5%
2013 July4 8.4% -0.2%
2013 June4 8.6% +0.4%
2013 May4 8.2% +0.3%
2013 April4 7.9% -0.5%
2013 March4 8.4% -0.7%
2013 February4 9.1% -0.4%
2013 January4 9.5% +0.6%
2012 December4 8.9% +0.2%
2012 November4 8.7% 0.0%
2012 October4 8.7% +0.1%
2012 September4 8.6% -0.8%
2012 August4 9.4% -0.4%
2012 July4 9.8% +0.2%
2012 June4 9.6% +0.4%
2012 May4 9.2% +0.4%
2012 April4 8.8% -0.5%
2012 March4 9.3% -0.6%
2012 February4 9.9% -0.1%
2012 January4 10.0% +0.3%
2011 December4 9.7% +0.1%
2011 November4 9.6% -0.2%
2011 October4 9.8% -0.2%
2011 September4 10.0% -0.5%
2011 August4 10.5% -0.1%
2011 July4 10.6% 0.0%
2011 June4 10.6% +0.5%
2011 May4 10.1% +0.3%
2011 April4 9.8% -0.4%
2011 March4 10.2% -0.5%
2011 February4 10.7% -0.3%
2011 January4 11.0% +0.6%
2010 December4 10.4% -0.2%
2010 November4 10.6% +0.6%
2010 October4 10.0% 0.0%
2010 September4 10.0% -0.6%
2010 August4 10.6% -0.2%
2010 July4 10.8% 0.0%
2010 June4 10.8% 0.0%
2010 May4 10.8% 0.0%
2010 April4 10.8% -0.6%
2010 March5 11.4% -0.5%
2010 February5 11.9% 0.0%
2010 January5 11.9% +0.9%
2009 December5 11.0% +0.3%
2009 November5 10.7% +0.1%
2009 October5 10.6% +0.3%
2009 September5 10.3% -0.3%
2009 August5 10.6% -0.2%
2009 July5 10.8% 0.0%
2009 June5 10.8% +0.3%
2009 May5 10.5% +0.6%
2009 April5 9.9% -0.3%
2009 March5 10.2% 0.0%
2009 February5 10.2% +0.7%
2009 January5 9.5% +1.4%
2008 December 8.1% +0.6%
2008 November 7.5% +0.6%
2008 October 6.9% +0.5%
2008 September 6.4% -0.3%
2008 August 6.7% 0.0%
2008 July 6.7% +0.5%
2008 June 6.2% +0.4%
2008 May 5.8% +0.7%
2008 April 5.1% -0.2%
2008 March 5.3% -0.2%
2008 February 5.5% 0.0%
2008 January 5.5% +0.6%
2007 December 4.9% +0.1%
2007 November 4.8% +0.2%
2007 October 4.6% +0.1%
2007 September 4.5% -0.2%
2007 August 4.7% -0.4%
2007 July 5.1% +0.2%
2007 June 4.9% +0.3%
2007 May 4.6% +0.1%
2007 April 4.5% 0.0%
2007 March 4.5% -0.5%
2007 February 5.0% -0.1%
2007 January 5.1% +0.6%
2006 December 4.5% -0.3%
2006 November 4.8% +0.3%
2006 October 4.5% 0.0%
2006 September 4.5% -0.4%
2006 August 4.9% -0.3%
2006 July 5.2% +0.2%
2006 June 5.0% +0.3%
2006 May 4.7% +0.3%
2006 April 4.4% -0.2%
2006 March 4.6% -0.5%
2006 February 5.1% +0.2%
2006 January 4.9% +0.2%
2005 December 4.7% -0.4%
2005 November 5.1% +0.2%
2005 October 4.9% 0.0%
2005 September 4.9% -0.3%
2005 August 5.2% -0.5%
2005 July 5.7% +0.1%
2005 June 5.6% +0.4%
2005 May 5.2% +0.2%
2005 April 5.0% -0.3%
2005 March 5.3% -0.6%
2005 February 5.9% +0.2%
2005 January 5.7% +0.5%
2004 December 5.2% -0.1%
2004 November 5.3% +0.3%
2004 October 5.0% +0.2%
2004 September 4.8% -0.5%
2004 August 5.3% -0.3%
2004 July 5.6% -0.3%
2004 June 5.9% +0.4%
2004 May 5.5% +0.1%
2004 April 5.4% -0.5%
2004 March 5.9% -0.3%
2004 February 6.2% -0.1%
2004 January 6.3% 0.0%