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Grants Pass, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grants Pass rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 4.8%. 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 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 July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Oregon 3.5% 0.0 -1.6
Grants Pass 4.8% +0.1 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August 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 3,422 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 254.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Grants Pass 1,790 +29 -475

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grants Pass, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Grants Pass
Unemployment Rate
Grants Pass
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 3.5% 4.8% 1,790
June
2022
3.6% 3.5% 4.7% 1,761
May
2022
3.6% 3.5% 4.7% 1,762
April
2022
3.6% 3.7% 4.7% 1,775
March
2022
3.6% 3.8% 4.8% 1,788
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

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.