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Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Las Vegas fell 0.0 percentage points in December 2014 to 7.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Las Vegas peaked in October 2010 at 14.3% and is now 7.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.0% in October 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Las Vegas unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.6% -0.2 -1.1
Nevada 6.8% -0.1 -2.2
Las Vegas 7.0% 0.0 -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: 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 73,410 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 69,074 in October 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 300. Las Vegas employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Las Vegas, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Las Vegas 69,374 -46 -20,794

Number of Unemployed Persons

Las Vegas, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployed
January
2015
5.7%
December
2014
5.6% 6.8% 7.0% 69,374
November
2014
5.8% 6.9% 7.0% 69,420
October
2014
5.7% 7.1% 7.0% 69,074
September
2014
5.9% 7.3% 7.2% 71,362
August
2014
6.1% 7.6% 7.4% 73,478
July
2014
6.2% 7.7% 7.7% 76,248
June
2014
6.1% 7.7% 7.9% 78,081
May
2014
6.3% 7.9% 8.2% 81,436
April
2014
6.2% 8.0% 8.5% 84,317
March
2014
6.6% 8.5% 8.8% 87,204
February
2014
6.7% 8.5% 8.7% 86,139

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.