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Greeley, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Greeley rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Greeley peaked in April 2020 at 10.0% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.6% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Greeley unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Colorado 6.6% 0.0 +3.8
Greeley 6.7% +0.1 +4.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 June 2020 at 16,828. There are now 5,475 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 11,048 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 305. Greeley employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Greeley, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Greeley 11,353 +107 +7,147

Number of Unemployed Persons

Greeley, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Greeley
Unemployment Rate
Greeley
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.6% 6.7% 11,353
January
2021
6.3% 6.6% 6.6% 11,246
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 8.4% 14,470
November
2020
6.7% 6.9% 6.6% 11,096
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 6.6% 11,048
September
2020
7.8% 7.0% 6.7% 11,088
August
2020
8.4% 7.1% 6.8% 11,176
July
2020
10.2% 7.4% 7.3% 11,961
June
2020
11.1% 11.3% 10.0% 16,828
May
2020
13.3% 11.6% 8.9% 14,498
April
2020
14.8% 12.1% 10.0% 16,432

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.