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Grand Junction, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Junction fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Grand Junction peaked in January 2010 at 11.0% and is now 7.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in June 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Grand Junction unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Colorado 2.9% -0.1 -0.4
Grand Junction 3.7% -0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 8,408. There are now 5,548 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,716 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 144. Grand Junction employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Grand Junction, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Junction 2,860 -83 -253

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Junction, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Grand Junction
Unemployment Rate
Grand Junction
Unemployed
August
2019
3.7%
July
2019
3.7% 2.9% 3.7% 2,860
June
2019
3.7% 3.0% 3.8% 2,943
May
2019
3.6% 3.2% 3.9% 3,038
April
2019
3.6% 3.3% 4.1% 3,192
March
2019
3.8% 3.5% 4.3% 3,334
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 4.5% 3,475
January
2019
4.0% 3.7% 4.6% 3,515
December
2018
3.9% 3.6% 4.4% 3,412
November
2018
3.7% 3.6% 4.4% 3,421
October
2018
3.8% 3.6% 4.4% 3,404
September
2018
3.7% 3.5% 4.3% 3,321

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.