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Grants Pass, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grants Pass fell 0.5 percentage points in November 2017 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Grants Pass peaked in March 2009 at 15.4% and is now 10.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in February 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.0 percentage points. You can also compare Grants Pass unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Oregon 4.2% -0.1 -0.4
Grants Pass 5.4% -0.5 -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: Grants Pass, Oregon, National

Grants Pass, Oregon monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Grants Pass, Oregon Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Grants Pass peaked in March 2009 at 5,510. There are now 3,571 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,542 in February 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 397.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Grants Pass 1,939 -202 -148

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grants Pass, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Grants Pass
Unemployment Rate
Grants Pass
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.2% 5.4% 1,939
October
2017
4.1% 4.3% 5.9% 2,141
September
2017
4.2% 4.2% 6.1% 2,200
August
2017
4.4% 4.1% 5.9% 2,121
July
2017
4.3% 3.8% 5.5% 1,982
June
2017
4.3% 3.7% 5.1% 1,823
May
2017
4.3% 3.6% 4.8% 1,725
April
2017
4.4% 3.7% 4.7% 1,650
March
2017
4.5% 3.8% 4.5% 1,570
February
2017
4.7% 4.0% 4.4% 1,542
January
2017
4.8% 4.3% 5.1% 1,787

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.