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Reno-Sparks, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Reno rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2015 to 6.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Reno peaked in December 2010 at 13.2% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.3% in May 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Reno unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% 0.0 -0.9
Nevada 6.8% -0.1 -0.8
Reno 6.4% +0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2015 data as August 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 14,847 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 14,593 in June 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 55. Reno employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Reno, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Reno 14,648 +55 -1,912

Number of Unemployed Persons

Reno, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployed
August
2015
5.1%
July
2015
5.3% 6.8% 6.4% 14,648
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
January
2015
5.7% 7.1% 6.5% 14,700
December
2014
5.6% 7.0% 6.7% 15,011
November
2014
5.8% 7.1% 6.9% 15,394
October
2014
5.7% 7.2% 7.0% 15,743
September
2014
5.9% 7.3% 7.1% 15,982

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.