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Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Island fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.2%. 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 July 2015 at 5.8% and is now 2.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Grand Island unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Nebraska 3.1% +0.1 +0.4
Grand Island 3.2% 0.0 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 2,575. There are now 1,154 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,233 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 188.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Island 1,421 +1 +169

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.1%
July
2019
3.7% 3.1% 3.2% 1,421
June
2019
3.7% 3.0% 3.2% 1,420
May
2019
3.6% 3.0% 3.2% 1,409
April
2019
3.6% 2.9% 3.2% 1,395
March
2019
3.8% 2.8% 3.1% 1,384
February
2019
3.8% 2.8% 3.1% 1,350
January
2019
4.0% 2.8% 3.1% 1,344
December
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.8% 1,239
November
2018
3.7% 2.8% 2.8% 1,237
October
2018
3.8% 2.7% 2.8% 1,233

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.