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Greeley, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Greeley fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2018 to 2.6%. 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 6.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.0% 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 February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Colorado 3.0% 0.0 +0.3
Greeley 2.6% -0.2 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 November 2010 at 12,400. There are now 8,182 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,074 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,144. Greeley employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Greeley, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Greeley 4,218 -219 -90

Number of Unemployed Persons

Greeley, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Greeley
Unemployment Rate
Greeley
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 3.0% 2.6% 4,218
January
2018
4.1% 3.0% 2.8% 4,437
December
2017
4.1% 3.0% 2.9% 4,642
November
2017
4.1% 3.0% 2.9% 4,548
October
2017
4.1% 3.0% 2.7% 4,227
September
2017
4.2% 3.0% 2.4% 3,732
August
2017
4.4% 2.9% 2.2% 3,382
July
2017
4.3% 2.8% 2.3% 3,523
June
2017
4.3% 2.7% 2.2% 3,369
May
2017
4.3% 2.6% 2.3% 3,565
April
2017
4.4% 2.6% 2.0% 3,074

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.