North Carolina Unemployment Rate Report

North Carolina Unemployment by County

North Carolina Current Unemployment 5.6%

North Carolina Historical Unemployment Trends


Since 2005 the unemployment rate in North Carolina has ranged from 2.7% in December 1998 to 12.7% in May 2020. The current unemployment rate for North Carolina is 5.6% for February 2021. See how other local areas compare by using our Unemployment Compare tool.

NC Unemployment Rate by Month

2012 NC Unemployment Rate
Month/Year NC % National %
1/2021 6.0% 6.3%
2/2021 5.6% 6.2%