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Carson City, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Carson City fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2021 to 5.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.5 percentage points lower than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Carson City peaked in April 2020 at 20.8% and is now 15.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Carson City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
Nevada 7.7% 0.0 -6.8
Carson City 5.2% 0.0 -3.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2021 data as September 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 5,210. There are now 3,821 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,170 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 219. Carson City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Carson City, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Carson City 1,389 -8 -788

Number of Unemployed Persons

Carson City, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployed
September
2021
4.8%
August
2021
5.2% 7.7% 5.2% 1,389
July
2021
5.4% 7.7% 5.2% 1,397
June
2021
5.9% 7.8% 5.0% 1,359
May
2021
5.8% 7.8% 4.8% 1,311
April
2021
6.1% 8.0% 4.7% 1,260
March
2021
6.0% 8.1% 4.4% 1,199
February
2021
6.2% 8.4% 4.4% 1,183
January
2021
6.3% 8.5% 4.4% 1,170
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 4.5% 1,192
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 4.9% 1,294
October
2020
6.9% 12.0% 6.9% 1,841

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.