Department of Numbers

Nevada Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nevada fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2019 to 4.1%. The state unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Nevada peaked in September 2010 at 13.7% and is now 9.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in April 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Nevada unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Nevada 4.1% 0.0 -0.3

Note: All comparisons are made with October data as November state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Nevada, National

Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 2019

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Nevada Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Nevada peaked in October 2010 at 186,861. There are now 123,895 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 60,608 in May 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,358. Nevada job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Nevada 62,966 -253 -4,285

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Nevada from 1990 to October 2019

Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployed
November 2019 3.5%
October 2019 3.6% 4.1% 62,966
September 2019 3.5% 4.1% 63,219
August 2019 3.7% 4.1% 63,327
July 2019 3.7% 4.1% 62,236
June 2019 3.7% 4.0% 61,142
May 2019 3.6% 4.0% 60,608
April 2019 3.6% 4.0% 61,514
March 2019 3.8% 4.2% 63,670
February 2019 3.8% 4.3% 65,923
January 2019 4.0% 4.4% 66,941
December 2018 3.9% 4.4% 67,310