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Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Island rose 0.6 percentage points in November 2020 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points higher than the Nebraska rate. The unemployment rate in Grand Island peaked in April 2020 at 11.4% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Grand Island unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Nebraska 3.0% 0.0 0.0
Grand Island 4.6% +0.6 +1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 3,169 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,713 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 299.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Island 2,012 +299 +661

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 3.0%
November
2020
6.7% 3.0% 4.6% 2,012
October
2020
6.9% 3.0% 4.0% 1,713
September
2020
7.8% 3.6% 4.7% 2,044
August
2020
8.4% 4.0% 5.4% 2,356
July
2020
10.2% 4.9% 5.3% 2,373
June
2020
11.1% 5.5% 6.3% 2,762
May
2020
13.3% 5.3% 7.8% 3,408
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 2.9% 3.6% 1,574

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.