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Greeley, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Greeley fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2019 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Greeley peaked in December 2009 at 9.4% and is now 6.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Greeley unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
Colorado 3.4% -0.1 +0.4
Greeley 3.0% -0.1 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Greeley, Colorado, National

Greeley, Colorado monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Greeley, Colorado Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Greeley peaked in November 2010 at 12,330. There are now 7,329 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,798 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,203. Greeley employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Greeley, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Greeley 5,001 -257 +605

Number of Unemployed Persons

Greeley, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Greeley
Unemployment Rate
Greeley
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
April
2019
3.6% 3.4% 3.0% 5,001
March
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.1% 5,258
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 3.3% 5,544
January
2019
4.0% 3.7% 3.4% 5,704
December
2018
3.9% 3.6% 3.4% 5,632
November
2018
3.7% 3.6% 3.4% 5,660
October
2018
3.8% 3.6% 3.4% 5,653
September
2018
3.7% 3.5% 3.3% 5,516
August
2018
3.8% 3.4% 3.2% 5,311
July
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.1% 5,062
June
2018
4.0% 3.2% 2.9% 4,808

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.