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Reno, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Reno fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2017 to 4.2%. 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 8.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Reno unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% +0.1 -0.5
Nevada 4.9% +0.1 -0.6
Reno 4.2% 0.0 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2017 data as September 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 19,436 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,003 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 994. Reno employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Reno, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Reno 9,997 +222 -1,309

Number of Unemployed Persons

Reno, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployed
September
2017
4.2% 4.9%
August
2017
4.4% 4.9% 4.2% 9,997
July
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.2% 9,775
June
2017
4.4% 4.7% 4.0% 9,291
May
2017
4.3% 4.7% 4.1% 9,629
April
2017
4.4% 4.7% 3.8% 9,003
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 4.0% 9,262
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 4.2% 9,752
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 4.1% 9,547
December
2016
4.7% 5.1% 4.3% 10,184
November
2016
4.6% 5.2% 4.5% 10,562
October
2016
4.8% 5.3% 4.7% 10,974

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.