Department of Numbers

Nevada Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nevada fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2014 to 8.5%. The state unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Nevada peaked in August 2010 at 13.9% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 8.5% in February 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Nevada unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% 0.0 -0.8
Nevada 8.5% 0.0 -1.7

Unemployment Rate: Nevada, National

Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Nevada Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Nevada peaked in October 2010 at 194,404. There are now 77,139 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 116,631 in February 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 634. Nevada job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Nevada 117,265 +634 -23,634

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Nevada from 1990 to March 2014

Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployed
March 2014 6.7% 8.5% 117,265
February 2014 6.7% 8.5% 116,631
January 2014 6.6% 8.7% 118,545
December 2013 6.7% 9.0% 122,172
November 2013 7.0% 9.1% 124,927
October 2013 7.2% 9.4% 128,070
September 2013 7.2% 9.6% 131,348
August 2013 7.2% 9.8% 134,356
July 2013 7.3% 9.9% 136,459
June 2013 7.5% 10.0% 137,573
May 2013 7.5% 10.1% 138,364
April 2013 7.5% 10.1% 139,381
March 2013 7.5% 10.2% 140,899