Department of Numbers

Nevada Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nevada fell 0.0 percentage points in December 2018 to 4.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.5 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 9.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in October 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Nevada unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% +0.2 -0.2
Nevada 4.4% 0.0 -0.5

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

Unemployment Rate: Nevada, National

Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 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 119,404 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 67,098 in November 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 359. Nevada job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Nevada 67,457 +359 -4,524

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployed
January 2019 4.0%
December 2018 3.9% 4.4% 67,457
November 2018 3.7% 4.4% 67,098
October 2018 3.8% 4.4% 67,145
September 2018 3.7% 4.5% 67,459
August 2018 3.8% 4.5% 68,000
July 2018 3.9% 4.6% 68,442
June 2018 4.0% 4.7% 70,051
May 2018 3.8% 4.8% 71,809
April 2018 3.9% 4.9% 73,125
March 2018 4.0% 4.9% 73,000
February 2018 4.1% 4.9% 72,495