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Carson City, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Carson City fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2019 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Carson City peaked in November 2010 at 13.7% and is now 9.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in April 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Carson City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Nevada 4.1% 0.0 -0.3
Carson City 4.1% -0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 data as November 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 December 2010 at 3,675. There are now 2,564 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,018 in April 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 93. Carson City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Carson City, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Carson City 1,111 -6 -76

Number of Unemployed Persons

Carson City, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.1% 1,111
September
2019
3.5% 4.1% 4.2% 1,117
August
2019
3.7% 4.1% 4.2% 1,113
July
2019
3.7% 4.1% 4.1% 1,085
June
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.0% 1,051
May
2019
3.6% 4.0% 3.9% 1,019
April
2019
3.6% 4.0% 3.9% 1,018
March
2019
3.8% 4.2% 4.1% 1,062
February
2019
3.8% 4.3% 4.3% 1,112
January
2019
4.0% 4.4% 4.4% 1,147
December
2018
3.9% 4.4% 4.6% 1,187

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.