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Grand Junction, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Junction rose 0.2 percentage points in September 2017 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Grand Junction peaked in December 2010 at 11.3% and is now 7.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Grand Junction unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.2 -0.7
Colorado 2.5% +0.1 -0.7
Grand Junction 3.5% +0.2 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2017 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Grand Junction, Colorado, National

Grand Junction, Colorado monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Grand Junction, Colorado Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Grand Junction peaked in March 2010 at 8,549. There are now 6,017 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,242 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 290. Grand Junction employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Grand Junction, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Junction 2,532 +178 -1,264

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Junction, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Grand Junction
Unemployment Rate
Grand Junction
Unemployed
October
2017
4.1% 2.7%
September
2017
4.2% 2.5% 3.5% 2,532
August
2017
4.4% 2.4% 3.3% 2,354
July
2017
4.3% 2.4% 3.5% 2,489
June
2017
4.4% 2.3% 3.3% 2,394
May
2017
4.3% 2.3% 3.6% 2,556
April
2017
4.4% 2.3% 3.1% 2,242
March
2017
4.5% 2.6% 3.4% 2,439
February
2017
4.7% 2.9% 4.7% 3,378
January
2017
4.8% 2.9% 4.9% 3,499
December
2016
4.7% 3.0% 4.5% 3,209
November
2016
4.6% 3.0% 4.8% 3,397

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.