Department of Numbers

Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Island rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Nebraska rate. The unemployment rate in Grand Island peaked in July 2015 at 5.9% and is now 3.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Grand Island unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Nebraska 2.7% 0.0 -0.6
Grand Island 2.8% +0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Grand Island, Nebraska, National

Grand Island, Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Grand Island peaked in July 2015 at 2,633. There are now 1,440 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,159 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 34.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Island 1,193 +34 -294

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 2.7% 2.8% 1,193
October
2017
4.1% 2.7% 2.7% 1,159
September
2017
4.2% 2.8% 2.8% 1,210
August
2017
4.4% 2.8% 2.9% 1,265
July
2017
4.3% 2.8% 2.9% 1,266
June
2017
4.3% 2.9% 3.0% 1,303
May
2017
4.3% 2.9% 3.2% 1,411
April
2017
4.4% 3.0% 3.5% 1,544
March
2017
4.5% 3.1% 3.3% 1,455
February
2017
4.7% 3.2% 3.7% 1,632
January
2017
4.8% 3.3% 4.3% 1,914

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.