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Reno-Sparks, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Reno fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2014 to 8.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Reno peaked in July 2010 at 13.2% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Reno unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Nevada 8.5% -0.2 -1.8
Reno 8.4% -0.2 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March 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 30,223. There are now 11,341 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Reno employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Reno, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Reno 18,882 -234 -2,637

Number of Unemployed Persons

Reno, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 8.5%
February
2014
6.7% 8.5% 8.4% 18,882
January
2014
6.6% 8.7% 8.6% 19,116
December
2013
6.7% 9.0% 8.9% 19,457
November
2013
7.0% 9.1% 9.0% 19,783
October
2013
7.2% 9.4% 9.2% 20,003
September
2013
7.2% 9.6% 9.2% 19,977
August
2013
7.2% 9.8% 9.2% 20,185
July
2013
7.3% 9.9% 9.4% 20,527
June
2013
7.5% 10.0% 9.5% 20,989
May
2013
7.5% 10.1% 9.5% 21,062
April
2013
7.5% 10.1% 9.6% 21,364
March
2013
7.5% 10.2% 9.6% 21,436

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.