Department of Numbers

Nevada Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nevada fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2018 to 4.8%. The state unemployment rate was 1.0 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 8.9 percentage points lower. You can also see Nevada unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Nevada 4.8% -0.1 -0.3

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 2018

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Nevada Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Nevada peaked in October 2010 at 186,861. There are now 115,105 fewer people unemployed in the state. Nevada job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Nevada 71,756 -1,369 -2,601

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Nevada from 1990 to May 2018

Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployed
June 2018 4.0%
May 2018 3.8% 4.8% 71,756
April 2018 3.9% 4.9% 73,125
March 2018 4.1% 4.9% 73,000
February 2018 4.1% 4.9% 72,495
January 2018 4.1% 4.9% 72,128
December 2017 4.1% 4.9% 71,981
November 2017 4.1% 4.9% 71,891
October 2017 4.1% 4.9% 71,839
September 2017 4.2% 4.9% 72,105
August 2017 4.4% 4.9% 72,585
July 2017 4.3% 5.0% 73,199