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Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Las Vegas fell 0.3 percentage points in May 2014 to 8.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Las Vegas peaked in October 2010 at 14.3% and is now 6.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Las Vegas unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% 0.0 -1.2
Nevada 7.9% -0.1 -2.2
Las Vegas 8.2% -0.3 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2014 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Las Vegas, Nevada, National

Las Vegas, Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Las Vegas, Nevada Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Las Vegas peaked in November 2010 at 142,784. There are now 61,357 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Las Vegas employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Las Vegas, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Las Vegas 81,427 -2,890 -19,847

Number of Unemployed Persons

Las Vegas, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployed
June
2014
6.1% 7.7%
May
2014
6.3% 7.9% 8.2% 81,427
April
2014
6.3% 8.0% 8.5% 84,317
March
2014
6.7% 8.5% 8.8% 87,204
February
2014
6.7% 8.5% 8.7% 86,139
January
2014
6.6% 8.7% 8.9% 87,477
December
2013
6.7% 9.0% 9.2% 90,168
November
2013
7.0% 9.1% 9.3% 91,452
October
2013
7.2% 9.4% 9.4% 93,002
September
2013
7.2% 9.6% 9.6% 94,666
August
2013
7.2% 9.8% 9.7% 96,380
July
2013
7.3% 9.9% 9.9% 98,039
June
2013
7.5% 10.0% 10.1% 99,640

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.