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Reno, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Reno fell 0.9 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 4.0 percentage points lower than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Reno peaked in April 2020 at 20.5% and is now 14.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Reno 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
Reno 6.1% -0.9 +3.1
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: 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 45,738. There are now 30,320 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Reno employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Reno, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Reno 15,418 -2,361 +7,581

Number of Unemployed Persons

Reno, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 10.1% 6.1% 15,418
October
2020
6.9% 11.9% 7.0% 17,779
September
2020
7.8% 12.5% 7.2% 18,178
August
2020
8.4% 13.3% 7.6% 18,445
July
2020
10.2% 14.2% 8.3% 20,195
June
2020
11.1% 15.2% 8.8% 21,452
May
2020
13.3% 25.3% 16.4% 35,998
April
2020
14.8% 30.1% 20.5% 45,738
March
2020
4.4% 6.9% 5.4% 14,193
February
2020
3.5% 3.6% 2.9% 7,693
January
2020
3.5% 3.6% 3.0% 7,795

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.