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Grants Pass, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grants Pass fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2021 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Grants Pass peaked in March 2009 at 14.7% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in December 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 2.5 percentage points. You can also compare Grants Pass unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Oregon 5.9% 0.0 -5.8
Grants Pass 6.7% 0.0 -4.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 5,212. There are now 2,673 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,518 in December 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,021.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Grants Pass 2,539 +17 -1,576

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grants Pass, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Grants Pass
Unemployment Rate
Grants Pass
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 5.9% 6.7% 2,539
April
2021
6.1% 5.9% 6.7% 2,522
March
2021
6.0% 6.0% 6.7% 2,503
February
2021
6.2% 6.1% 6.5% 2,448
January
2021
6.3% 6.2% 6.4% 2,385
December
2020
6.7% 6.3% 6.6% 2,450
November
2020
6.7% 6.6% 6.8% 2,520
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 7.1% 2,620
September
2020
7.8% 7.5% 7.6% 2,756
August
2020
8.4% 8.4% 8.3% 2,958
July
2020
10.2% 9.6% 9.3% 3,236

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.