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Reno-Sparks, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Reno fell 0.3 percentage points in December 2015 to 5.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Reno peaked in December 2010 at 13.2% and is now 7.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Reno unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Nevada 6.4% -0.1 -0.6
Reno 5.8% -0.3 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2015 data as January 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 29,495. There are now 16,214 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Reno employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Reno, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Reno 13,281 -686 -1,730

Number of Unemployed Persons

Reno, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployed
January
2016
4.9%
December
2015
5.0% 6.4% 5.8% 13,281
November
2015
5.0% 6.5% 6.1% 13,967
October
2015
5.0% 6.6% 6.0% 13,868
September
2015
5.1% 6.7% 6.2% 14,230
August
2015
5.1% 6.8% 6.3% 14,530
July
2015
5.3% 6.8% 6.4% 14,693
June
2015
5.3% 6.9% 6.3% 14,593
May
2015
5.5% 7.0% 6.3% 14,600
April
2015
5.4% 7.1% 6.7% 15,395
March
2015
5.5% 7.1% 6.5% 14,905
February
2015
5.5% 7.1% 6.6% 14,861

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.