Department of Numbers

Nevada Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nevada rose 0.1 percentage points in August 2017 to 4.9%. The state unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Nevada peaked in September 2010 at 13.7% and is now 8.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.7% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also see Nevada unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% +0.1 -0.5
Nevada 4.9% +0.1 -0.6

Unemployment Rate: Nevada, National

Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to August 2017

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Nevada Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Nevada peaked in November 2010 at 186,488. There are now 115,898 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 67,416 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3,174. Nevada job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Nevada 70,590 +1,297 -8,070

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Nevada from 1990 to August 2017

Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployed
August 2017 4.4% 4.9% 70,590
July 2017 4.3% 4.8% 69,293
June 2017 4.4% 4.7% 67,930
May 2017 4.3% 4.7% 67,877
April 2017 4.4% 4.7% 67,416
March 2017 4.5% 4.8% 68,529
February 2017 4.7% 4.9% 70,654
January 2017 4.8% 5.0% 71,197
December 2016 4.7% 5.1% 73,712
November 2016 4.6% 5.2% 74,661
October 2016 4.8% 5.3% 75,872
September 2016 4.9% 5.4% 77,220