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Grand Junction, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Junction fell 0.0 percentage points in January 2020 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Grand Junction peaked in January 2010 at 11.0% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in December 2019, 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 January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.4
Colorado 2.5% 0.0 -0.7
Grand Junction 3.1% 0.0 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2020 data as February 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 6,039 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 January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Junction 2,369 -42 -1,146

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Junction, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Grand Junction
Unemployment Rate
Grand Junction
Unemployed
February
2020
3.5%
January
2020
3.6% 2.5% 3.1% 2,369
December
2019
3.5% 2.5% 3.1% 2,411
November
2019
3.5% 2.5% 3.2% 2,500
October
2019
3.6% 2.5% 3.3% 2,575
September
2019
3.5% 2.6% 3.4% 2,654
August
2019
3.7% 2.6% 3.6% 2,780
July
2019
3.7% 2.7% 3.7% 2,859
June
2019
3.7% 2.7% 3.8% 2,943
May
2019
3.6% 2.8% 3.9% 3,038
April
2019
3.6% 2.9% 4.1% 3,192
March
2019
3.8% 3.0% 4.3% 3,334

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.