Department of Numbers

Nevada Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nevada fell 0.0 percentage points in January 2023 to 5.5%. The state unemployment rate was 2.1 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Nevada peaked in April 2020 at 30.6% and is now 25.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.2% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also see Nevada unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate January 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.4% -0.1 -0.6
Nevada 5.5% 0.0 +0.1

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

Unemployment Rate: Nevada, National

Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to January 2023

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Nevada Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Nevada peaked in April 2020 at 450,178. There are now 363,623 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 80,660 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 5,895. Nevada job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
Nevada 86,555 +12 +5,368

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Nevada from 1990 to January 2023

Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployed
February 2023 3.6%
January 2023 3.4% 5.5% 86,555
December 2022 3.5% 5.5% 86,543
November 2022 3.6% 5.5% 86,862
October 2022 3.7% 5.5% 86,926
September 2022 3.5% 5.5% 85,960
August 2022 3.7% 5.4% 84,545
July 2022 3.5% 5.3% 82,887
June 2022 3.6% 5.2% 81,611
May 2022 3.6% 5.2% 80,940
April 2022 3.6% 5.2% 80,682
March 2022 3.6% 5.3% 80,660