Department of Numbers

Nevada Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nevada fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 5.0%. The state unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Nevada peaked in April 2020 at 28.5% and is now 23.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.0% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Nevada unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Nevada 5.0% 0.0 -3.6

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

Unemployment Rate: Nevada, National

Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to April 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Nevada Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Nevada peaked in April 2020 at 406,325. There are now 330,759 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 75,505 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 61. Nevada job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Nevada 75,566 +61 -54,706

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Nevada from 1990 to April 2022

Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployed
May 2022 3.6%
April 2022 3.6% 5.0% 75,566
March 2022 3.6% 5.0% 75,505
February 2022 3.8% 5.1% 76,158
January 2022 4.0% 5.2% 77,051
December 2021 3.9% 5.3% 78,860
November 2021 4.2% 5.3% 79,154
October 2021 4.6% 5.4% 80,022
September 2021 4.7% 5.6% 83,755
August 2021 5.2% 6.0% 90,058
July 2021 5.4% 6.6% 98,295
June 2021 5.9% 7.2% 108,621