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NOTE: It looks like there won't be any metro employment/unemployment updates for the next few months. The BLS is reworking the data based on new OMB geographic delineations and won't be able to release updates until at least (and probably later than) April 21st. More here. I'll update the data as soon as it's available. Sorry folks.

Carson City, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Carson City fell 0.2 percentage points in December 2014 to 7.2%. 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 November 2010 at 13.2% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Carson City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.6% -0.2 -1.1
Nevada 7.0% -0.1 -1.6
Carson City 7.2% -0.2 -2.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2014 data as January 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 November 2010 at 3,866. There are now 1,985 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Carson City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Carson City, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Carson City 1,881 -56 -630

Number of Unemployed Persons

Carson City, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployed
February
2015
5.5% 7.1%
January
2015
5.7% 7.1%
December
2014
5.6% 7.0% 7.2% 1,881
November
2014
5.8% 7.1% 7.4% 1,937
October
2014
5.7% 7.2% 7.5% 1,962
September
2014
5.9% 7.3% 7.6% 2,007
August
2014
6.1% 7.5% 7.8% 2,059
July
2014
6.2% 7.6% 8.0% 2,106
June
2014
6.1% 7.8% 8.1% 2,157
May
2014
6.3% 7.9% 8.4% 2,231
April
2014
6.2% 8.1% 8.5% 2,275
March
2014
6.6% 8.2% 8.9% 2,386

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.