Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.4% , based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the New Bern, NC market rose by 466 jobs in March and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 3.4%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 39 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • New Bern, NC unemployment rate is 35 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 170 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in March versus prior month by 6.8% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
New Bern, NC Unemployment March 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs stayed flat. Key sectors include:

  • Government: 14,100; no change
New Bern, NC Unemployment by Industry March 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through March 2022 (Data published April 2022 and reports created on April 27, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.