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Carson City, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Carson City fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.7 percentage points lower than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Carson City peaked in April 2020 at 21.0% and is now 16.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Carson City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Nevada 8.3% -0.2 +4.6
Carson City 4.6% 0.0 +1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 3,684 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,251 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3. Carson City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Carson City, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Carson City 1,254 +3 +358

Number of Unemployed Persons

Carson City, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 8.3% 4.6% 1,254
January
2021
6.3% 8.5% 4.6% 1,251
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 6.2% 1,534
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 6.8% 1,693
October
2020
6.9% 12.0% 7.5% 1,988
September
2020
7.8% 13.0% 7.7% 2,041
August
2020
8.4% 14.5% 8.2% 2,102
July
2020
10.2% 16.6% 8.9% 2,238
June
2020
11.1% 15.4% 9.1% 2,237
May
2020
13.3% 24.5% 15.7% 3,540
April
2020
14.8% 29.5% 21.0% 4,938

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.