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Greeley, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Greeley fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Greeley peaked in December 2009 at 9.4% and is now 6.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Greeley unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Colorado 3.2% +0.1 +0.2
Greeley 3.1% 0.0 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 December 2010 at 12,422. There are now 7,353 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,753 in March 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,316. Greeley employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Greeley, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Greeley 5,069 -26 +530

Number of Unemployed Persons

Greeley, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Greeley
Unemployment Rate
Greeley
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.2% 3.1% 5,069
September
2018
3.7% 3.1% 3.1% 5,095
August
2018
3.9% 2.9% 3.2% 5,202
July
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.7% 4,493
June
2018
4.0% 2.7% 2.5% 4,058
May
2018
3.8% 2.8% 2.4% 3,857
April
2018
3.9% 2.9% 2.4% 3,929
March
2018
4.1% 3.0% 2.5% 3,981
February
2018
4.1% 3.0% 2.7% 4,340
January
2018
4.1% 3.0% 2.7% 4,361
December
2017
4.1% 3.0% 2.8% 4,570

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.