Department of Numbers

NOTE: It looks like there won't be any metro employment/unemployment updates for the next few months. The BLS is reworking the data based on new OMB geographic delineations and won't be able to release updates until at least (and probably later than) April 21st. More here. I'll update the data as soon as it's available. Sorry folks.

Reno-Sparks, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Reno fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2014 to 6.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Reno peaked in August 2010 at 13.2% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Reno unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.6% -0.2 -1.1
Nevada 7.0% -0.1 -1.6
Reno 6.5% -0.1 -2.1
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: 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 July 2010 at 30,169. There are now 15,692 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 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Reno 14,477 -277 -4,850

Number of Unemployed Persons

Reno, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployed
March
2015
5.5% 7.1%
February
2015
5.5% 7.1%
January
2015
5.7% 7.1%
December
2014
5.6% 7.0% 6.5% 14,477
November
2014
5.8% 7.1% 6.6% 14,754
October
2014
5.7% 7.2% 6.6% 14,884
September
2014
5.9% 7.3% 6.8% 15,243
August
2014
6.1% 7.5% 7.0% 15,624
July
2014
6.2% 7.6% 7.2% 16,002
June
2014
6.1% 7.8% 7.3% 16,362
May
2014
6.3% 7.9% 7.5% 16,929
April
2014
6.2% 8.1% 7.7% 17,329

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.