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Grand Junction, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Junction fell 0.3 percentage points in August 2021 to 6.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Grand Junction peaked in April 2020 at 13.0% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Grand Junction unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
Colorado 5.9% -0.2 -1.2
Grand Junction 6.4% -0.3 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2021 data as September 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 4,396 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Grand Junction employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Grand Junction, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Junction 4,910 -206 -298

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Junction, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Grand Junction
Unemployment Rate
Grand Junction
Unemployed
September
2021
4.8%
August
2021
5.2% 5.9% 6.4% 4,910
July
2021
5.4% 6.1% 6.7% 5,116
June
2021
5.9% 6.2% 6.9% 5,308
May
2021
5.8% 6.2% 7.2% 5,482
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

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.