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Grants Pass, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grants Pass rose 0.1 percentage points in August 2019 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Grants Pass peaked in March 2009 at 15.3% and is now 10.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.2% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Grants Pass unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Oregon 4.0% 0.0 -0.1
Grants Pass 5.3% +0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Grants Pass, Oregon, National

Grants Pass, Oregon monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Grants Pass, Oregon Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Grants Pass peaked in March 2009 at 5,478. There are now 3,554 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,850 in March 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 74.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Grants Pass 1,924 +47 -42

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grants Pass, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Grants Pass
Unemployment Rate
Grants Pass
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 4.1%
August
2019
3.7% 4.0% 5.3% 1,924
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 5.2% 1,877
June
2019
3.7% 4.0% 5.2% 1,899
May
2019
3.6% 4.2% 5.4% 1,942
April
2019
3.6% 4.3% 5.5% 2,012
March
2019
3.8% 4.4% 5.7% 2,058
February
2019
3.8% 4.4% 5.7% 2,083
January
2019
4.0% 4.3% 5.8% 2,092
December
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.7% 2,052
November
2018
3.7% 4.3% 5.7% 2,053
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 5.6% 2,040

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.