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Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Las Vegas fell 0.2 percentage points in March 2022 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Las Vegas peaked in April 2020 at 31.2% and is now 25.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Las Vegas unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
Nevada 5.0% -0.1 -4.2
Las Vegas 5.4% -0.2 -5.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2022 data as April 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 323,314. There are now 264,050 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 March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Las Vegas 59,264 -2,048 -56,144

Number of Unemployed Persons

Las Vegas, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployed
April
2022
3.6%
March
2022
3.6% 5.0% 5.4% 59,264
February
2022
3.8% 5.1% 5.6% 61,312
January
2022
4.0% 5.2% 5.8% 63,989
December
2021
3.9% 5.3% 6.1% 67,504
November
2021
4.2% 5.3% 6.1% 66,627
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 6.1% 67,137
September
2021
4.7% 5.6% 6.6% 72,513
August
2021
5.2% 6.0% 7.3% 80,122
July
2021
5.4% 6.6% 8.0% 88,663
June
2021
5.9% 7.2% 8.8% 96,687
May
2021
5.8% 7.8% 9.4% 103,414

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.