Buncombe County, NC monthly unemployment update

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January 27, 2023

Buncombe County, NC monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Buncombe County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of November 2022.

Buncombe County had a 3.0% unemployment rate in November 2022, marking a 0.2% decrease from a month ago. North Carolina reported a 3.9% unemployment rate in November, which is the 21th highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month dropped to 3.5% but is still 0.4% lower than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Asheville, NC metropolitan area was 3.1%, which is 0.1% higher than Buncombe County. Asheville has the 380th lowest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Unemployment rates in neighboring counties
#1. Rutherford County, NC: 5.2%
#2. McDowell County, NC: 3.8%
#3. Madison County, NC: 3.5%
#3. Yancey County, NC: 3.5%
#5. Haywood County, NC: 3.2%
#5. Henderson County, NC: 3.2%
#7. Buncombe County, NC: 3.0%

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in North Carolina
#1. Edgecombe County: 7.3%
#2. Scotland County: 7.2%
#3. Warren County: 6.7%
#4. Vance County: 6.6%
#5. Halifax County: 6.1%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in North Carolina
#1. Buncombe County: 3.0%
#1. Orange County: 3.0%
#3. Chatham County: 3.1%
#3. Greene County: 3.1%
#3. Swain County: 3.1%

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