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Carson City, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Carson City rose 0.1 percentage points in August 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 4.8% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Carson City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% +0.1 -0.5
Nevada 4.9% +0.1 -0.6
Carson City 5.1% +0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2017 data as September 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 2,431 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,175 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 84. Carson City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Carson City, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Carson City 1,259 +18 -239

Number of Unemployed Persons

Carson City, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployed
September
2017
4.2% 4.9%
August
2017
4.4% 4.9% 5.1% 1,259
July
2017
4.3% 4.8% 5.0% 1,241
June
2017
4.4% 4.7% 4.8% 1,180
May
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.0% 1,238
April
2017
4.4% 4.7% 4.8% 1,175
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 4.8% 1,183
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 5.1% 1,261
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 4.9% 1,197
December
2016
4.7% 5.1% 5.3% 1,314
November
2016
4.6% 5.2% 5.6% 1,375
October
2016
4.8% 5.3% 5.8% 1,442

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.