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Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Island fell 3.7 percentage points in May 2020 to 7.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.5 percentage points higher than the Nebraska rate. The unemployment rate in Grand Island peaked in April 2020 at 11.4% and is now 3.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Grand Island unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Nebraska 5.2% -3.5 +2.1
Grand Island 7.7% -3.7 +4.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 1,746 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Island 3,435 -1,746 +2,027

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 5.2% 7.7% 3,435
April
2020
14.7% 8.7% 11.4% 5,181
March
2020
4.4% 4.0% 4.5% 1,996
February
2020
3.5% 2.9% 3.5% 1,548
January
2020
3.6% 2.9% 3.6% 1,574
December
2019
3.5% 3.0% 3.0% 1,335
November
2019
3.5% 3.0% 3.1% 1,351
October
2019
3.6% 3.0% 3.1% 1,368
September
2019
3.5% 3.0% 3.2% 1,385
August
2019
3.7% 3.1% 3.2% 1,398
July
2019
3.7% 3.1% 3.2% 1,406

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.