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Grand Forks, North Dakota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Forks fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the North Dakota rate. The unemployment rate in Grand Forks peaked in September 2011 at 5.0% and is now 2.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in March 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Grand Forks unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
North Dakota 2.4% -0.1 -0.3
Grand Forks 2.6% -0.1 -0.2
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 Forks, North Dakota, National

Grand Forks, North Dakota monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Grand Forks, North Dakota Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Grand Forks peaked in September 2011 at 2,740. There are now 1,318 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Grand Forks employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Grand Forks, North Dakota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Forks 1,422 -48 -131

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grand Forks, North Dakota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Dakota
Unemployment Rate
Grand Forks
Unemployment Rate
Grand Forks
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 2.3%
February
2019
3.8% 2.4% 2.6% 1,422
January
2019
4.0% 2.5% 2.7% 1,470
December
2018
3.9% 2.6% 2.7% 1,484
November
2018
3.7% 2.6% 2.7% 1,507
October
2018
3.8% 2.6% 2.8% 1,566
September
2018
3.7% 2.6% 2.8% 1,546
August
2018
3.8% 2.6% 2.7% 1,502
July
2018
3.9% 2.6% 2.7% 1,525
June
2018
4.0% 2.6% 2.6% 1,486
May
2018
3.8% 2.6% 2.6% 1,480
April
2018
3.9% 2.6% 2.7% 1,505

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.