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Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Island fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2021 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Nebraska rate. The unemployment rate in Grand Island peaked in April 2020 at 9.1% and is now 6.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Grand Island unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Nebraska 2.8% -0.1 -4.6
Grand Island 2.9% -0.1 -6.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 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 April 2020 at 4,071. There are now 2,820 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Island 1,251 -39 -2,820

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 2.8% 2.9% 1,251
March
2021
6.0% 2.9% 3.0% 1,290
February
2021
6.2% 3.1% 3.1% 1,327
January
2021
6.3% 3.2% 3.1% 1,363
December
2020
6.7% 3.4% 4.5% 1,980
November
2020
6.7% 3.4% 4.5% 1,997
October
2020
6.9% 3.6% 4.6% 2,024
September
2020
7.8% 3.8% 4.7% 2,064
August
2020
8.4% 4.0% 4.8% 2,122
July
2020
10.2% 4.4% 5.0% 2,188
June
2020
11.1% 6.6% 6.9% 3,043

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.