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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 2022 to 2.3%. 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 April 2020 at 9.9% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.1% in February 2022, 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 July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Nebraska 2.0% +0.1 -0.5
Grand Island 2.3% 0.0 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 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 April 2020 at 4,358. There are now 3,335 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 946 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 77.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Island 1,023 +4 -212

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 2.0% 2.3% 1,023
June
2022
3.6% 1.9% 2.3% 1,019
May
2022
3.6% 1.9% 2.2% 995
April
2022
3.6% 1.9% 2.1% 946
March
2022
3.6% 2.0% 2.1% 956
February
2022
3.8% 2.1% 2.1% 959
January
2022
4.0% 2.2% 2.2% 992
December
2021
3.9% 2.3% 2.3% 1,043
November
2021
4.2% 2.4% 2.3% 1,038
October
2021
4.6% 2.4% 2.3% 1,052
September
2021
4.7% 2.5% 2.5% 1,109

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.