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Grand Junction, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Junction fell 0.3 percentage points in March 2018 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Grand Junction peaked in March 2010 at 11.2% and is now 7.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Grand Junction unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.4
Colorado 3.0% 0.0 +0.4
Grand Junction 3.7% -0.3 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2018 data as April 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 5,756 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 March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Junction 2,824 -181 -140

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Junction, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Grand Junction
Unemployment Rate
Grand Junction
Unemployed
April
2018
3.9%
March
2018
4.1% 3.0% 3.7% 2,824
February
2018
4.1% 3.0% 4.0% 3,005
January
2018
4.1% 3.0% 3.8% 2,859
December
2017
4.1% 3.0% 4.0% 2,998
November
2017
4.1% 3.0% 3.9% 2,940
October
2017
4.1% 3.0% 3.9% 2,895
September
2017
4.2% 3.0% 3.9% 2,887
August
2017
4.4% 2.9% 3.9% 2,903
July
2017
4.3% 2.8% 3.9% 2,893
June
2017
4.3% 2.7% 3.9% 2,860
May
2017
4.3% 2.6% 3.9% 2,849

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.