Department of Numbers

Nevada Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nevada fell 0.3 percentage points in October 2016 to 5.5%. The state unemployment rate was 0.6 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 8.2 percentage points lower. You can also see Nevada unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.9% -0.1 -0.1
Nevada 5.5% -0.3 -1.0

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

Unemployment Rate: Nevada, National

Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 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 107,521 fewer people unemployed in the state. Nevada job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Nevada 78,967 -4,667 -13,666

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployed
November 2016 4.6%
October 2016 4.9% 5.5% 78,967
September 2016 5.0% 5.8% 83,634
August 2016 4.9% 6.3% 90,138
July 2016 4.9% 6.5% 92,775
June 2016 4.9% 6.4% 91,379
May 2016 4.7% 6.1% 87,178
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