Overall unemployment rate stayed flat at 3.7% with the biggest shift in Transportation & Utilities, which lost 200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Grand Junction, CO market rose by 295 jobs in July and the unemployment rate stayed flat. The national unemployment rate decreased by 5 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Grand Junction, CO unemployment rate is 8 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 230 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in July versus prior month by 25.4% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Grand Junction, CO Unemployment July 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.2% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 13,500; -200
  • Education & Healthcare: 12,500; +200
  • Government: 10,600; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 8,400; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 6,600; no change
  • Business Services: 5,400; no change
  • Manufacturing: 3,200; no change
  • Financial Services: 3,100; no change
  • Other Jobs: 2,900; no change
  • IT & Development: 500; no change
Grand Junction, CO Unemployment by Industry July 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through July 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on September 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.