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Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Island rose 0.2 percentage points in April 2018 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Nebraska rate. The unemployment rate in Grand Island peaked in July 2015 at 5.8% and is now 2.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Grand Island unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Nebraska 2.8% 0.0 -0.1
Grand Island 3.1% +0.2 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Grand Island, Nebraska, National

Grand Island, Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Grand Island peaked in July 2015 at 2,574. There are now 1,231 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,261 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 82.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Island 1,343 +55 +22

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 2.8%
April
2018
3.9% 2.8% 3.1% 1,343
March
2018
4.1% 2.8% 2.9% 1,288
February
2018
4.1% 2.8% 3.1% 1,369
January
2018
4.1% 2.9% 3.6% 1,585
December
2017
4.1% 2.9% 3.0% 1,315
November
2017
4.1% 2.9% 3.0% 1,288
October
2017
4.1% 2.9% 2.9% 1,262
September
2017
4.2% 2.9% 2.9% 1,261
August
2017
4.4% 2.9% 3.0% 1,280
July
2017
4.3% 2.9% 3.0% 1,291
June
2017
4.3% 2.9% 3.0% 1,289

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.