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Grand Forks, North Dakota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grand Forks fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the North Dakota rate. The unemployment rate in Grand Forks peaked in April 2020 at 7.9% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Grand Forks unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
North Dakota 2.8% -0.1 -1.2
Grand Forks 2.3% -0.2 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 4,266. There are now 3,039 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Forks 1,227 -94 -717

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
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.3% 1,227
March
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.5% 1,321
February
2022
3.8% 2.9% 2.6% 1,398
January
2022
4.0% 3.1% 2.8% 1,501
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 3.0% 1,573
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 3.0% 1,567
October
2021
4.6% 3.2% 3.0% 1,571
September
2021
4.7% 3.2% 3.1% 1,619
August
2021
5.2% 3.3% 3.2% 1,690
July
2021
5.4% 3.4% 3.3% 1,768
June
2021
5.9% 3.6% 3.5% 1,837

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.