Department of Numbers

Nevada Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nevada fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2021 to 8.3%. 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 29.5% and is now 21.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 8.2% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Nevada unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Nevada 8.3% -0.2 +4.6

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

Unemployment Rate: Nevada, National

Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 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 313,630 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 124,624 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3,963. Nevada job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Nevada 128,587 -1,976 +68,792

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployed
March 2021 6.0%
February 2021 6.2% 8.3% 128,587
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
June 2020 11.1% 15.4% 232,061
May 2020 13.3% 24.5% 351,694
April 2020 14.8% 29.5% 442,217