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Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Island fell 2.9 percentage points in January 2021 to 1.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the Nebraska rate. The unemployment rate in Grand Island peaked in April 2020 at 11.4% and is now 9.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Grand Island unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Nebraska 3.2% -0.2 +0.3
Grand Island 1.7% -2.9 -1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 5,181. There are now 4,454 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Island 727 -1,299 -847

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 3.1%
January
2021
6.3% 3.2% 1.7% 727
December
2020
6.7% 3.4% 4.6% 2,026
November
2020
6.7% 3.4% 4.6% 2,023
October
2020
6.9% 3.6% 4.0% 1,713
September
2020
7.8% 3.8% 4.7% 2,044
August
2020
8.4% 4.0% 5.4% 2,356
July
2020
10.2% 4.4% 5.3% 2,373
June
2020
11.1% 6.6% 6.3% 2,762
May
2020
13.3% 5.4% 7.8% 3,408
April
2020
14.8% 7.4% 11.4% 5,181

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.