Department of Numbers

Nevada Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nevada fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2014 to 7.6%. The state unemployment rate was 1.5 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 6.3 percentage points lower. You can also see Nevada unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% -0.1 -1.1
Nevada 7.6% -0.1 -2.2

Unemployment Rate: Nevada, National

Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to August 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 90,645 fewer people unemployed in the state. Nevada job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Nevada 103,759 -1,464 -30,597

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployed
August 2014 6.1% 7.6% 103,759
July 2014 6.2% 7.7% 105,223
June 2014 6.1% 7.7% 105,392
May 2014 6.3% 7.9% 108,208
April 2014 6.3% 8.0% 110,019
March 2014 6.7% 8.5% 117,320
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