Department of Numbers

Nevada Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nevada fell 0.1 percentage points in January 2017 to 5.0%. The state unemployment rate was 0.2 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 8.7 percentage points lower. You can also see Nevada unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.8% +0.1 -0.1
Nevada 5.0% -0.1 -1.2

Note: All comparisons are made with January data as February state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Nevada, National

Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to January 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 115,297 fewer people unemployed in the state. Nevada job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Nevada 71,191 -2,521 -16,792

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployed
February 2017 4.7%
January 2017 4.8% 5.0% 71,191
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
August 2016 4.9% 5.5% 78,660
July 2016 4.9% 5.6% 80,131
June 2016 4.9% 5.7% 81,569
May 2016 4.7% 5.8% 82,919
April 2016 5.0% 5.9% 84,199
March 2016 5.0% 6.0% 85,430