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Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Las Vegas fell 0.4 percentage points in May 2018 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Las Vegas peaked in September 2010 at 14.0% and is now 9.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Las Vegas 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
Las Vegas 4.7% -0.4 -0.7
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: 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 138,170. There are now 86,802 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 May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Las Vegas 51,368 -4,951 -6,037

Number of Unemployed Persons

Las Vegas, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 4.8% 4.7% 51,368
April
2018
3.9% 4.9% 5.1% 56,319
March
2018
4.1% 4.9% 5.2% 56,956
February
2018
4.1% 4.9% 5.2% 56,724
January
2018
4.1% 4.9% 5.2% 55,975
December
2017
4.1% 4.9% 5.1% 54,979
November
2017
4.1% 4.9% 5.1% 54,842
October
2017
4.1% 4.9% 5.1% 54,841
September
2017
4.2% 4.9% 5.1% 55,201
August
2017
4.4% 4.9% 5.2% 55,565
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 5.2% 56,155

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.