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Grants Pass, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grants Pass rose 0.2 percentage points in October 2018 to 5.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Grants Pass peaked in March 2009 at 15.4% and is now 9.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.0% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Grants Pass unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Oregon 3.8% 0.0 -0.4
Grants Pass 5.8% +0.2 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 5,510. There are now 3,422 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,783 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 305.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Grants Pass 2,088 +93 +146

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grants Pass, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Grants Pass
Unemployment Rate
Grants Pass
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.8% 5.8% 2,088
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 5.6% 1,995
August
2018
3.9% 3.8% 5.4% 1,935
July
2018
3.9% 3.9% 5.3% 1,894
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 5.2% 1,857
May
2018
3.8% 4.1% 5.2% 1,856
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 5.2% 1,879
March
2018
4.1% 4.1% 5.2% 1,886
February
2018
4.1% 4.1% 5.0% 1,785
January
2018
4.1% 4.1% 5.0% 1,783
December
2017
4.1% 4.1% 5.4% 1,921

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.