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Reno, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Reno fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2019 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Reno peaked in November 2010 at 13.1% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in April 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Reno unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -0.2
Nevada 4.0% -0.1 -0.4
Reno 3.2% 0.0 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2019 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Reno, Nevada, National

Reno, Nevada monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Reno, Nevada Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Reno peaked in December 2010 at 29,263. There are now 20,759 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 8,321 in May 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 183. Reno employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Reno, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Reno 8,504 -167 -656

Number of Unemployed Persons

Reno, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployed
December
2019
3.5% 3.8%
November
2019
3.5% 4.0% 3.2% 8,504
October
2019
3.6% 4.1% 3.2% 8,671
September
2019
3.5% 4.1% 3.3% 8,705
August
2019
3.7% 4.1% 3.3% 8,710
July
2019
3.7% 4.1% 3.2% 8,575
June
2019
3.7% 4.0% 3.2% 8,406
May
2019
3.6% 4.0% 3.2% 8,321
April
2019
3.6% 4.0% 3.2% 8,393
March
2019
3.8% 4.2% 3.3% 8,685
February
2019
3.8% 4.3% 3.5% 9,004
January
2019
4.0% 4.4% 3.5% 9,098

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.