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Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Island fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2019 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 February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Nebraska 2.8% 0.0 -0.1
Grand Island 3.1% -0.3 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 1,186 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 127.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Island 1,388 -125 +19

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 2.8%
February
2019
3.8% 2.8% 3.1% 1,388
January
2019
4.0% 2.8% 3.4% 1,513
December
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.9% 1,275
November
2018
3.7% 2.8% 2.9% 1,271
October
2018
3.8% 2.7% 2.9% 1,276
September
2018
3.7% 2.7% 2.9% 1,264
August
2018
3.8% 2.7% 3.0% 1,297
July
2018
3.9% 2.7% 3.0% 1,302
June
2018
4.0% 2.8% 3.0% 1,319
May
2018
3.8% 2.8% 3.1% 1,346
April
2018
3.9% 2.8% 3.1% 1,343

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.