Department of Numbers

Nevada Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nevada fell 0.7 percentage points in September 2020 to 12.6%. The state unemployment rate was 4.7 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Nevada peaked in April 2020 at 30.1% and is now 17.5 percentage points lower. You can also see Nevada unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 7.9% -0.5 +4.4
Nevada 12.6% -0.7 +8.9

Unemployment Rate: Nevada, National

Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Nevada Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Nevada peaked in April 2020 at 429,746. There are now 238,039 fewer people unemployed in the state. Nevada job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Nevada 191,707 -7,721 +133,579

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Nevada from 1990 to September 2020

Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployed
September 2020 7.9% 12.6% 191,707
August 2020 8.4% 13.3% 199,428
July 2020 10.2% 14.2% 210,741
June 2020 11.1% 15.2% 227,426
May 2020 13.3% 25.3% 349,545
April 2020 14.7% 30.1% 429,746
March 2020 4.4% 6.9% 107,760
February 2020 3.5% 3.6% 56,205
January 2020 3.6% 3.6% 56,299
December 2019 3.5% 3.7% 57,125
November 2019 3.5% 3.7% 57,032
October 2019 3.6% 3.7% 57,238