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Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Las Vegas fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2014 to 8.8%. 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 September 2010 at 14.3% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Las Vegas unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Nevada 8.5% -0.2 -1.8
Las Vegas 8.8% -0.1 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March 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 143,156. There are now 56,216 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 February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Las Vegas 86,940 -1,407 -10,967

Number of Unemployed Persons

Las Vegas, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 8.5%
February
2014
6.7% 8.5% 8.8% 86,940
January
2014
6.6% 8.7% 8.9% 88,347
December
2013
6.7% 9.0% 9.1% 89,926
November
2013
7.0% 9.1% 9.2% 90,799
October
2013
7.2% 9.4% 9.2% 91,169
September
2013
7.2% 9.6% 9.1% 90,135
August
2013
7.2% 9.8% 9.2% 91,213
July
2013
7.3% 9.9% 9.4% 93,575
June
2013
7.5% 10.0% 9.7% 96,377
May
2013
7.5% 10.1% 9.8% 97,397
April
2013
7.5% 10.1% 9.9% 98,555
March
2013
7.5% 10.2% 9.9% 98,120

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.