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Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Las Vegas fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2019 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Las Vegas peaked in October 2010 at 14.0% and is now 9.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Las Vegas unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
Nevada 4.0% -0.2 -0.6
Las Vegas 4.2% -0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 data as May 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 November 2010 at 137,862. There are now 91,524 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 April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Las Vegas 46,338 -1,714 -7,130

Number of Unemployed Persons

Las Vegas, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
April
2019
3.6% 4.0% 4.2% 46,338
March
2019
3.8% 4.2% 4.3% 48,052
February
2019
3.8% 4.3% 4.5% 49,992
January
2019
4.0% 4.4% 4.6% 51,068
December
2018
3.9% 4.4% 4.6% 51,481
November
2018
3.7% 4.4% 4.6% 51,439
October
2018
3.8% 4.4% 4.6% 51,452
September
2018
3.7% 4.5% 4.7% 51,652
August
2018
3.8% 4.5% 4.7% 51,933
July
2018
3.9% 4.5% 4.7% 52,273
June
2018
4.0% 4.5% 4.8% 52,643

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.