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Grand Forks, North Dakota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Forks rose 0.1 percentage points in May 2020 to 8.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the North Dakota rate. The unemployment rate for Grand Forks in May 2020 is at a new high. You can also compare Grand Forks unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
North Dakota 9.1% 0.0 +6.7
Grand Forks 8.2% +0.1 +5.5
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 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 April 2020 at 4,370. There are now 9 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 May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Forks 4,361 -9 +2,905

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
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 6.1%
May
2020
13.3% 9.1% 8.2% 4,361
April
2020
14.7% 9.1% 8.1% 4,370
March
2020
4.4% 2.0% 2.4% 1,313
February
2020
3.5% 2.2% 2.5% 1,347
January
2020
3.6% 2.3% 2.6% 1,381
December
2019
3.5% 2.4% 2.7% 1,425
November
2019
3.5% 2.4% 2.7% 1,426
October
2019
3.6% 2.4% 2.7% 1,430
September
2019
3.5% 2.4% 2.7% 1,437
August
2019
3.7% 2.4% 2.7% 1,448

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.