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Grand Junction, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Junction fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2021 to 7.2%. 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 April 2020 at 13.0% and is now 5.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.9% in July 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Grand Junction unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Colorado 6.2% -0.2 -5.4
Grand Junction 7.2% -0.1 -3.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 April 2020 at 9,306. There are now 3,829 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,062 in July 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 415. Grand Junction employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Grand Junction, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Junction 5,477 -132 -2,633

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Junction, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Grand Junction
Unemployment Rate
Grand Junction
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 6.2% 7.2% 5,477
April
2021
6.1% 6.4% 7.3% 5,609
March
2021
6.0% 6.4% 7.4% 5,595
February
2021
6.2% 6.4% 7.3% 5,538
January
2021
6.3% 6.6% 7.1% 5,433
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 7.0% 5,436
November
2020
6.7% 6.9% 7.0% 5,430
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 7.0% 5,404
September
2020
7.8% 7.0% 7.0% 5,321
August
2020
8.4% 7.1% 6.9% 5,208
July
2020
10.2% 7.4% 6.9% 5,062

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.