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Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Las Vegas fell 2.3 percentage points in November 2020 to 11.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Las Vegas peaked in April 2020 at 34.2% and is now 22.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Las Vegas unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Nevada 10.1% -1.8 +6.4
Las Vegas 11.6% -2.3 +7.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 358,476. There are now 229,914 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 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Las Vegas 128,562 -27,878 +85,956

Number of Unemployed Persons

Las Vegas, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployment Rate
Las Vegas
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 10.1% 11.6% 128,562
October
2020
6.9% 11.9% 13.9% 156,440
September
2020
7.8% 12.5% 14.5% 164,600
August
2020
8.4% 13.3% 15.6% 169,878
July
2020
10.2% 14.2% 16.5% 179,225
June
2020
11.1% 15.2% 17.7% 194,552
May
2020
13.3% 25.3% 29.1% 294,123
April
2020
14.8% 30.1% 34.2% 358,476
March
2020
4.4% 6.9% 7.1% 80,729
February
2020
3.5% 3.6% 3.7% 42,547
January
2020
3.5% 3.6% 3.8% 42,928

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.