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Reno, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Reno fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2016 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Reno peaked in November 2010 at 13.1% and is now 8.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in September 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Reno unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.9% -0.1 -0.1
Nevada 5.5% -0.3 -1.0
Reno 4.8% 0.0 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2016 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Reno, Nevada, National

Reno, Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Reno, Nevada Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Reno peaked in December 2010 at 29,433. There are now 18,088 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 11,257 in February 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 88. Reno employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Reno, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Reno 11,345 +82 -2,425

Number of Unemployed Persons

Reno, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployed
November
2016
4.6%
October
2016
4.9% 5.5% 4.8% 11,345
September
2016
5.0% 5.8% 4.8% 11,263
August
2016
4.9% 6.3% 5.1% 12,004
July
2016
4.9% 6.5% 5.5% 12,763
June
2016
4.9% 6.4% 5.8% 13,638
May
2016
4.7% 6.1% 5.6% 12,976
April
2016
5.0% 5.8% 5.4% 12,602
March
2016
5.0% 5.8% 5.2% 12,027
February
2016
4.9% 5.9% 4.9% 11,257
January
2016
4.9% 6.2% 5.5% 12,700
December
2015
5.0% 6.3% 5.7% 13,174

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.