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Carson City, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Carson City rose 0.3 percentage points in May 2016 to 6.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Carson City peaked in December 2010 at 13.8% and is now 7.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.0% in February 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Carson City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% -0.3 -0.8
Nevada 6.1% +0.3 -0.7
Carson City 6.8% +0.3 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2016 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Carson City, Nevada, National

Carson City, Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Carson City, Nevada Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Carson City peaked in December 2010 at 3,690. There are now 1,995 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,475 in February 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 220. Carson City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Carson City, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Carson City 1,695 +83 -157

Number of Unemployed Persons

Carson City, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployed
June
2016
4.9% 6.4%
May
2016
4.7% 6.1% 6.8% 1,695
April
2016
5.0% 5.8% 6.5% 1,612
March
2016
5.0% 5.8% 6.2% 1,536
February
2016
4.9% 5.9% 6.0% 1,475
January
2016
4.9% 6.2% 6.5% 1,617
December
2015
5.0% 6.3% 6.8% 1,688
November
2015
5.0% 6.4% 7.0% 1,739
October
2015
5.0% 6.5% 7.1% 1,787
September
2015
5.1% 6.6% 7.3% 1,821
August
2015
5.1% 6.6% 7.4% 1,859
July
2015
5.3% 6.7% 7.5% 1,887

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.