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Reno-Sparks, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Reno fell 0.2 percentage points in September 2014 to 6.8%. 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 6.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Reno unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.9% -0.2 -1.3
Nevada 7.3% -0.3 -2.3
Reno 6.8% -0.2 -2.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2014 data as October 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 14,931 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Reno employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Reno, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Reno 15,238 -386 -5,320

Number of Unemployed Persons

Reno, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployed
October
2014
5.8% 7.1%
September
2014
5.9% 7.3% 6.8% 15,238
August
2014
6.1% 7.6% 7.0% 15,624
July
2014
6.2% 7.7% 7.2% 16,002
June
2014
6.1% 7.7% 7.3% 16,362
May
2014
6.3% 7.9% 7.5% 16,929
April
2014
6.3% 8.0% 7.7% 17,329
March
2014
6.7% 8.5% 8.0% 18,131
February
2014
6.7% 8.5% 8.0% 18,128
January
2014
6.6% 8.7% 8.3% 18,548
December
2013
6.7% 9.0% 8.6% 19,327
November
2013
7.0% 9.1% 8.8% 19,689
October
2013
7.2% 9.4% 9.0% 20,110

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.