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Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Las Vegas fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2021 to 7.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Las Vegas peaked in April 2020 at 33.5% and is now 26.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Las Vegas unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Nevada 6.8% -0.4 -1.9
Las Vegas 7.3% -0.3 -2.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Las Vegas, Nevada, National

Las Vegas, Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Las Vegas, Nevada Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Las Vegas peaked in April 2020 at 372,223. There are now 289,934 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Las Vegas employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Las Vegas, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Las Vegas 82,289 -4,095 -29,449

Number of Unemployed Persons

Las Vegas, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 6.8% 7.3% 82,289
October
2021
4.6% 7.2% 7.6% 86,384
September
2021
4.7% 7.5% 8.0% 90,254
August
2021
5.2% 7.7% 8.2% 92,009
July
2021
5.4% 7.7% 9.0% 101,803
June
2021
5.9% 7.8% 9.0% 101,420
May
2021
5.8% 7.8% 8.9% 100,033
April
2021
6.0% 8.0% 8.9% 99,369
March
2021
6.0% 8.1% 8.9% 99,006
February
2021
6.2% 8.4% 9.1% 100,406
January
2021
6.4% 8.5% 9.3% 102,315

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.