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Grand Junction, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Junction rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Grand Junction peaked in April 2020 at 12.2% and is now 8.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in June 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Grand Junction unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Colorado 3.4% 0.0 -1.3
Grand Junction 3.7% +0.1 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 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 8,891. There are now 6,013 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,299 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 579. Grand Junction employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Grand Junction, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Junction 2,878 +51 -1,125

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Junction, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Grand Junction
Unemployment Rate
Grand Junction
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.4% 3.7% 2,878
August
2022
3.7% 3.4% 3.6% 2,827
July
2022
3.5% 3.3% 3.6% 2,817
June
2022
3.6% 3.4% 3.6% 2,819
May
2022
3.6% 3.5% 3.7% 2,912
April
2022
3.6% 3.6% 3.8% 3,010
March
2022
3.6% 3.7% 4.0% 3,166
February
2022
3.8% 4.0% 4.3% 3,344
January
2022
4.0% 4.2% 4.5% 3,515
December
2021
3.9% 4.2% 4.9% 3,776
November
2021
4.2% 4.3% 4.8% 3,758

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.