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Reno, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Reno fell 0.2 percentage points in January 2017 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Reno peaked in November 2010 at 13.1% and is now 9.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Reno unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.8% +0.1 -0.1
Nevada 5.0% -0.1 -1.2
Reno 4.1% -0.2 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2017 data as February 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 19,769 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Reno employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Reno, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Reno 9,664 -501 -3,036

Number of Unemployed Persons

Reno, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployed
February
2017
4.7%
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 4.1% 9,664
December
2016
4.7% 5.1% 4.3% 10,165
November
2016
4.6% 5.2% 4.6% 10,778
October
2016
4.8% 5.3% 4.9% 11,351
September
2016
4.9% 5.4% 4.8% 11,263
August
2016
4.9% 5.5% 5.1% 12,004
July
2016
4.9% 5.6% 5.5% 12,763
June
2016
4.9% 5.7% 5.8% 13,638
May
2016
4.7% 5.8% 5.6% 12,976
April
2016
5.0% 5.9% 5.4% 12,602
March
2016
5.0% 6.0% 5.2% 12,027

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.