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Carson City, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Carson City rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Carson City peaked in April 2020 at 19.0% and is now 15.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.0 percentage points. You can also compare Carson City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Nevada 4.4% 0.0 -1.2
Carson City 3.7% +0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Carson City, Nevada, National

Carson City, Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Carson City, Nevada Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Carson City peaked in April 2020 at 4,515. There are now 3,558 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 690 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 267. Carson City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Carson City, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Carson City 957 +37 -65

Number of Unemployed Persons

Carson City, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.4% 3.7% 957
August
2022
3.7% 4.4% 3.6% 920
July
2022
3.5% 4.4% 3.3% 849
June
2022
3.6% 4.7% 3.1% 794
May
2022
3.6% 4.9% 2.9% 728
April
2022
3.6% 5.0% 2.7% 690
March
2022
3.6% 5.0% 2.8% 694
February
2022
3.8% 5.1% 3.0% 749
January
2022
4.0% 5.2% 3.3% 831
December
2021
3.9% 5.3% 3.7% 934
November
2021
4.2% 5.3% 3.7% 925

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.