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Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Island fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Nebraska rate. The unemployment rate in Grand Island peaked in July 2015 at 5.8% and is now 2.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Grand Island unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Nebraska 2.8% 0.0 -0.1
Grand Island 2.9% 0.0 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 1,304 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 9.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Island 1,270 +6 +8

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Island, Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployment Rate
Grand Island
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 2.8% 2.9% 1,270
September
2018
3.7% 2.8% 2.9% 1,264
August
2018
3.9% 2.8% 3.0% 1,297
July
2018
3.9% 2.9% 3.0% 1,302
June
2018
4.0% 2.9% 3.0% 1,319
May
2018
3.8% 2.8% 3.1% 1,346
April
2018
3.9% 2.8% 3.1% 1,343
March
2018
4.1% 2.8% 2.9% 1,288
February
2018
4.1% 2.8% 3.1% 1,369
January
2018
4.1% 2.9% 3.6% 1,585
December
2017
4.1% 2.9% 3.0% 1,315

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.