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Reno, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Reno rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.8 percentage points lower than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Reno peaked in April 2020 at 19.8% and is now 14.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in February 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Reno unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Nevada 7.7% -0.1 -8.9
Reno 4.9% +0.1 -4.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 April 2020 at 47,963. There are now 34,849 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 11,935 in March 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,179. Reno employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Reno, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Reno 13,114 -27 -11,103

Number of Unemployed Persons

Reno, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 7.7% 4.9% 13,114
June
2021
5.9% 7.8% 4.8% 13,141
May
2021
5.8% 7.8% 4.8% 13,239
April
2021
6.1% 8.0% 4.9% 13,440
March
2021
6.0% 8.1% 4.4% 11,935
February
2021
6.2% 8.4% 4.4% 11,986
January
2021
6.3% 8.5% 4.5% 12,085
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 4.7% 12,279
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 4.7% 12,292
October
2020
6.9% 12.0% 6.2% 16,302
September
2020
7.8% 13.0% 7.0% 18,031

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.