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Grand Junction, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Junction fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Grand Junction peaked in April 2020 at 12.2% and is now 8.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Grand Junction unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Colorado 3.6% -0.1 -2.5
Grand Junction 3.8% -0.2 -2.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 5,884 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 708. Grand Junction employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Grand Junction, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Junction 3,007 -159 -1,946

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Junction, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Grand Junction
Unemployment Rate
Grand Junction
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.6% 3.8% 3,007
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
October
2021
4.6% 4.5% 4.9% 3,800
September
2021
4.7% 4.7% 5.2% 4,003
August
2021
5.2% 5.3% 5.5% 4,259
July
2021
5.4% 5.6% 5.8% 4,511
June
2021
5.9% 5.9% 6.1% 4,709

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.