Department of Numbers

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Las Vegas rose 0.3 percentage points in June 2016 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 Las Vegas peaked in October 2010 at 14.0% and is now 7.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.7% in February 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.1 percentage points. You can also compare Las Vegas unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.9% +0.2 -0.4
Nevada 6.4% +0.3 -0.4
Las Vegas 6.8% +0.3 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with June 2016 data as July 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 138,297. There are now 66,597 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 59,687 in February 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 12,013. Las Vegas employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Las Vegas, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Las Vegas 71,700 +2,647 -576

Number of Unemployed Persons

Las Vegas, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployed
July
2016
4.9% 6.5%
June
2016
4.9% 6.4% 6.8% 71,700
May
2016
4.7% 6.1% 6.5% 69,053
April
2016
5.0% 5.8% 6.2% 65,314
March
2016
5.0% 5.8% 5.9% 61,928
February
2016
4.9% 5.9% 5.7% 59,687
January
2016
4.9% 6.2% 6.3% 65,624
December
2015
5.0% 6.3% 6.3% 65,940
November
2015
5.0% 6.4% 6.4% 67,292
October
2015
5.0% 6.5% 6.5% 68,606
September
2015
5.1% 6.6% 6.6% 69,700
August
2015
5.1% 6.6% 6.7% 70,633

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.