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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 September 2022 to 2.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the North Dakota rate. The unemployment rate in Grand Forks peaked in April 2020 at 7.9% and is now 5.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.0% in August 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Grand Forks unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
North Dakota 2.2% -0.1 -1.0
Grand Forks 2.1% +0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 3,144 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,106 in August 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 16. Grand Forks employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Grand Forks, North Dakota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Grand Forks 1,122 +16 -497

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
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.2% 2.1% 1,122
August
2022
3.7% 2.3% 2.0% 1,106
July
2022
3.5% 2.3% 2.1% 1,111
June
2022
3.6% 2.5% 2.1% 1,136
May
2022
3.6% 2.6% 2.2% 1,182
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.3% 1,228
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

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.