Department of Numbers

Nevada Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nevada rose 0.3 percentage points in May 2016 to 6.1%. The state unemployment rate was 1.4 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 7.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.8% in March 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also see Nevada unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% -0.3 -0.8
Nevada 6.1% +0.3 -0.7

Unemployment Rate: Nevada, National

Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 2016

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Nevada Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Nevada peaked in November 2010 at 186,488. There are now 99,359 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 83,209 in March 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3,920. Nevada job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Nevada 87,129 +3,285 -9,852

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Nevada from 1990 to May 2016

Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployed
May 2016 4.7% 6.1% 87,129
April 2016 5.0% 5.8% 83,844
March 2016 5.0% 5.8% 83,209
February 2016 4.9% 5.9% 84,995
January 2016 4.9% 6.2% 89,444
December 2015 5.0% 6.3% 90,559
November 2015 5.0% 6.4% 91,561
October 2015 5.0% 6.5% 92,633
September 2015 5.1% 6.6% 93,764
August 2015 5.1% 6.6% 94,845
July 2015 5.3% 6.7% 95,748
June 2015 5.3% 6.8% 96,429