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Grants Pass, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grants Pass fell 0.4 percentage points in February 2019 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Grants Pass peaked in March 2009 at 15.4% and is now 9.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.0% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Grants Pass unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Oregon 4.4% +0.1 +0.2
Grants Pass 5.6% -0.4 +0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 3,475 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 252.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Grants Pass 2,035 -155 +250

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grants Pass, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Grants Pass
Unemployment Rate
Grants Pass
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.4%
February
2019
3.8% 4.4% 5.6% 2,035
January
2019
4.0% 4.3% 6.0% 2,190
December
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.9% 2,122
November
2018
3.7% 4.3% 5.8% 2,082
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 5.9% 2,112
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 5.6% 1,995
August
2018
3.8% 4.1% 5.4% 1,935
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 5.3% 1,894
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 5.2% 1,857
May
2018
3.8% 4.0% 5.2% 1,856
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 5.2% 1,879

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.