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Grand Junction, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Junction rose 0.3 percentage points in December 2018 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Grand Junction peaked in March 2010 at 11.2% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.1 percentage points. You can also compare Grand Junction unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% +0.2 -0.2
Colorado 3.6% 0.0 +0.8
Grand Junction 4.5% +0.3 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2018 data as January 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 8,580. There are now 5,123 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,552 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 905. Grand Junction employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Grand Junction, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Junction 3,457 +275 +459

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Junction, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Grand Junction
Unemployment Rate
Grand Junction
Unemployed
February
2019
3.8%
January
2019
4.0% 3.7%
December
2018
3.9% 3.6% 4.5% 3,457
November
2018
3.7% 3.6% 4.2% 3,182
October
2018
3.8% 3.6% 3.9% 2,962
September
2018
3.7% 3.5% 3.9% 2,914
August
2018
3.8% 3.4% 4.1% 3,077
July
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.9% 2,931
June
2018
4.0% 3.2% 3.6% 2,743
May
2018
3.8% 3.1% 3.4% 2,552
April
2018
3.9% 3.0% 3.5% 2,663
March
2018
4.0% 2.9% 3.7% 2,815

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.