Department of Numbers

Nevada Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nevada fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2015 to 7.1%. The state unemployment rate was 1.6 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 6.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.0% in December 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Nevada unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% -0.2 -1.2
Nevada 7.1% 0.0 -1.3

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

Unemployment Rate: Nevada, National

Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 2015

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Nevada Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Nevada peaked in November 2010 at 186,488. There are now 86,968 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 98,505 in December 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,015. Nevada job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Nevada 99,520 +130 -16,605

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Nevada from 1990 to February 2015

Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployed
March 2015 5.5%
February 2015 5.5% 7.1% 99,520
January 2015 5.7% 7.1% 99,390
December 2014 5.6% 7.0% 98,505
November 2014 5.8% 7.1% 99,489
October 2014 5.7% 7.2% 100,777
September 2014 5.9% 7.3% 102,296
August 2014 6.1% 7.5% 104,015
July 2014 6.2% 7.6% 106,002
June 2014 6.1% 7.8% 108,265
May 2014 6.3% 7.9% 110,614
April 2014 6.2% 8.1% 112,770