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Grants Pass, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Grants Pass fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Grants Pass peaked in March 2009 at 15.3% and is now 8.6 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 February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Oregon 6.1% -0.1 +2.6
Grants Pass 6.7% 0.0 +2.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 5,478. There are now 2,989 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,507 in December 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 982.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Grants Pass 2,489 -16 +968

Number of Unemployed Persons

Grants Pass, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Grants Pass
Unemployment Rate
Grants Pass
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.1% 6.7% 2,489
January
2021
6.3% 6.2% 6.7% 2,505
December
2020
6.7% 6.3% 7.0% 2,481
November
2020
6.7% 6.6% 6.2% 2,192
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 7.2% 2,554
September
2020
7.8% 7.5% 8.3% 2,794
August
2020
8.4% 8.4% 8.9% 3,047
July
2020
10.2% 9.6% 10.6% 3,616
June
2020
11.1% 10.3% 11.5% 4,106
May
2020
13.3% 11.7% 14.0% 4,968
April
2020
14.8% 13.2% 15.1% 5,419

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.