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Carson City, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Carson City fell 0.3 percentage points in December 2015 to 6.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 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. You can also compare Carson City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Nevada 6.4% -0.1 -0.6
Carson City 6.8% -0.3 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2015 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 December 2010 at 3,696. There are now 1,988 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 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Carson City 1,708 -76 -171

Number of Unemployed Persons

Carson City, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployed
January
2016
4.9%
December
2015
5.0% 6.4% 6.8% 1,708
November
2015
5.0% 6.5% 7.1% 1,784
October
2015
5.0% 6.6% 7.2% 1,798
September
2015
5.1% 6.7% 7.3% 1,840
August
2015
5.1% 6.8% 7.6% 1,903
July
2015
5.3% 6.8% 7.5% 1,899
June
2015
5.3% 6.9% 7.4% 1,867
May
2015
5.5% 7.0% 7.3% 1,837
April
2015
5.4% 7.1% 7.5% 1,880
March
2015
5.5% 7.1% 7.3% 1,819
February
2015
5.5% 7.1% 7.4% 1,846

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.