Department of Numbers

Nevada Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nevada fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2015 to 6.8%. The state unemployment rate was 1.5 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 6.9 percentage points lower. You can also see Nevada unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% 0.0 -0.9
Nevada 6.8% -0.1 -0.8

Unemployment Rate: Nevada, National

Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 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 89,657 fewer people unemployed in the state. Nevada job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Nevada 96,831 -1,281 -9,171

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployed
July 2015 5.3% 6.8% 96,831
June 2015 5.3% 6.9% 98,112
May 2015 5.5% 7.0% 99,227
April 2015 5.4% 7.1% 100,927
March 2015 5.5% 7.1% 100,049
February 2015 5.5% 7.1% 99,842
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