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Reno, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Reno fell 0.1 percentage points in April 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. You can also compare Reno unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
Nevada 4.0% -0.2 -0.6
Reno 3.2% -0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 data as May 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 20,909 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Reno employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Reno, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Reno 8,354 -331 -732

Number of Unemployed Persons

Reno, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
April
2019
3.6% 4.0% 3.2% 8,354
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
December
2018
3.9% 4.4% 3.6% 9,158
November
2018
3.7% 4.4% 3.6% 9,160
October
2018
3.8% 4.4% 3.6% 9,164
September
2018
3.7% 4.5% 3.6% 9,164
August
2018
3.8% 4.5% 3.6% 9,155
July
2018
3.9% 4.5% 3.6% 9,136
June
2018
4.0% 4.5% 3.6% 9,110

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.