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Carson City, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Carson City fell 0.6 percentage points in July 2020 to 8.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 5.7 percentage points lower than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Carson City peaked in April 2020 at 21.0% and is now 12.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Carson City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Nevada 14.2% -1.0 +10.3
Carson City 8.5% -0.6 +4.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August 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 4,938. There are now 2,824 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Carson City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Carson City, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Carson City 2,114 -123 +1,039

Number of Unemployed Persons

Carson City, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 13.2%
July
2020
10.2% 14.2% 8.5% 2,114
June
2020
11.1% 15.2% 9.1% 2,237
May
2020
13.3% 25.3% 15.7% 3,540
April
2020
14.7% 30.1% 21.0% 4,938
March
2020
4.4% 6.9% 6.6% 1,761
February
2020
3.5% 3.6% 3.4% 896
January
2020
3.6% 3.6% 3.6% 946
December
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.6% 944
November
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.7% 970
October
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.8% 1,001
September
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.9% 1,031

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.