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Carson City, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Carson City fell 0.5 percentage points in May 2018 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Carson City peaked in December 2010 at 13.8% and is now 9.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Carson City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Nevada 4.8% -0.1 -0.3
Carson City 4.6% -0.5 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 data as June 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 3,691. There are now 2,471 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 May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Carson City 1,220 -127 -95

Number of Unemployed Persons

Carson City, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployment Rate
Carson City
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 4.8% 4.6% 1,220
April
2018
3.9% 4.9% 5.1% 1,347
March
2018
4.1% 4.9% 5.2% 1,370
February
2018
4.1% 4.9% 5.1% 1,322
January
2018
4.1% 4.9% 4.7% 1,222
December
2017
4.1% 4.9% 4.7% 1,235
November
2017
4.1% 4.9% 4.8% 1,263
October
2017
4.1% 4.9% 5.0% 1,287
September
2017
4.2% 4.9% 5.0% 1,282
August
2017
4.4% 4.9% 4.9% 1,272
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 5.0% 1,274

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.