Department of Numbers

Nevada Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nevada fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2016 to 5.1%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 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 8.6 percentage points lower. You can also see Nevada unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% +0.1 -0.3
Nevada 5.1% -0.1 -1.2

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

Unemployment Rate: Nevada, National

Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 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 113,996 fewer people unemployed in the state. Nevada job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Nevada 72,492 -2,306 -18,067

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployed
January 2017 4.8%
December 2016 4.7% 5.1% 72,492
November 2016 4.6% 5.2% 74,798
October 2016 4.8% 5.5% 78,984
September 2016 4.9% 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