Department of Numbers

Nevada Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nevada fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2021 to 7.8%. The state unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Nevada peaked in April 2020 at 29.5% and is now 21.7 percentage points lower. You can also see Nevada unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Nevada 7.8% -0.2 -16.7

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

Unemployment Rate: Nevada, National

Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 2021

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Nevada Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Nevada peaked in April 2020 at 442,217. There are now 319,688 fewer people unemployed in the state. Nevada job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Nevada 122,529 -2,557 -229,165

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Nevada from 1990 to May 2021

Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployed
June 2021 5.9%
May 2021 5.8% 7.8% 122,529
April 2021 6.1% 8.0% 125,086
March 2021 6.0% 8.1% 125,900
February 2021 6.2% 8.4% 130,594
January 2021 6.3% 8.5% 130,563
December 2020 6.7% 8.2% 124,624
November 2020 6.7% 8.7% 131,052
October 2020 6.9% 12.0% 185,350
September 2020 7.8% 13.0% 199,734
August 2020 8.4% 14.5% 220,836
July 2020 10.2% 16.6% 251,039