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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 2021 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the North Dakota rate. The unemployment rate in Grand Forks peaked in May 2020 at 8.7% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in September 2020, 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
North Dakota 4.7% +0.2 +2.4
Grand Forks 4.0% -0.1 +1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 May 2020 at 4,605. There are now 2,493 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Forks 2,112 -11 +765

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
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.7% 4.0% 2,112
January
2021
6.3% 4.5% 4.1% 2,123
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.0% 2,156
November
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.0% 2,173
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 4.0% 2,156
September
2020
7.8% 4.7% 4.0% 2,146
August
2020
8.4% 6.1% 4.6% 2,436
July
2020
10.2% 6.2% 5.7% 3,113
June
2020
11.1% 6.2% 6.5% 3,585
May
2020
13.3% 8.7% 8.7% 4,605
April
2020
14.8% 8.7% 8.1% 4,370

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.