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Grants Pass, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grants Pass fell 0.2 percentage points in March 2022 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Grants Pass peaked in March 2009 at 14.7% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in November 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Grants Pass unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
Oregon 3.8% -0.2 -2.3
Grants Pass 4.8% -0.2 -2.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2022 data as April 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 3,419 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,536 in December 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 257.

Unemployed Persons March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Grants Pass 1,793 -52 -804

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grants Pass, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Grants Pass
Unemployment Rate
Grants Pass
Unemployed
April
2022
3.6%
March
2022
3.6% 3.8% 4.8% 1,793
February
2022
3.8% 4.0% 5.0% 1,845
January
2022
4.0% 4.2% 5.2% 1,924
December
2021
3.9% 4.2% 5.3% 1,966
November
2021
4.2% 4.2% 5.3% 1,952
October
2021
4.6% 4.4% 5.3% 1,956
September
2021
4.7% 4.5% 5.5% 2,027
August
2021
5.2% 4.9% 5.8% 2,137
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 6.1% 2,265
June
2021
5.9% 5.4% 6.5% 2,386
May
2021
5.8% 5.6% 6.7% 2,484

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.