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Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Las Vegas fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2022 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Las Vegas peaked in April 2020 at 31.2% and is now 25.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.3% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Las Vegas unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Nevada 4.4% -0.3 -2.2
Las Vegas 5.3% 0.0 -2.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August 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 263,656 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 58,305 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,353. Las Vegas employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Las Vegas, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Las Vegas 59,658 +433 -29,005

Number of Unemployed Persons

Las Vegas, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 4.4% 5.3% 59,658
June
2022
3.6% 4.7% 5.3% 59,225
May
2022
3.6% 4.9% 5.3% 58,582
April
2022
3.6% 5.0% 5.3% 58,305
March
2022
3.6% 5.0% 5.4% 59,211
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

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.