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Carson City, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Carson City rose 0.2 percentage points in February 2017 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Carson City peaked in December 2010 at 13.8% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in January 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Carson City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% -0.1 -0.2
Nevada 4.9% -0.1 -1.2
Carson City 5.1% +0.2 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2017 data as March 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 2,427 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,200 in January 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 63. Carson City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Carson City, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Carson City 1,263 +63 -212

Number of Unemployed Persons

Carson City, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployed
March
2017
4.5% 4.8%
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 5.1% 1,263
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 4.9% 1,200
December
2016
4.7% 5.1% 5.4% 1,321
November
2016
4.6% 5.2% 5.6% 1,394
October
2016
4.8% 5.3% 6.0% 1,489
September
2016
4.9% 5.4% 6.1% 1,505
August
2016
4.9% 5.5% 6.5% 1,609
July
2016
4.9% 5.6% 6.8% 1,703
June
2016
4.9% 5.7% 7.1% 1,771
May
2016
4.7% 5.8% 6.8% 1,703
April
2016
5.0% 5.9% 6.5% 1,612

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.