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Reno, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Reno rose 0.1 percentage points in December 2018 to 3.6%. 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 December 2010 at 13.2% and is now 9.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in June 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Reno unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% +0.2 -0.2
Nevada 4.4% 0.0 -0.5
Reno 3.6% +0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2018 data as January 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 29,437. There are now 20,157 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 8,579 in June 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 701. Reno employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Reno, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Reno 9,280 +134 -191

Number of Unemployed Persons

Reno, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployed
January
2019
4.0%
December
2018
3.9% 4.4% 3.6% 9,280
November
2018
3.7% 4.4% 3.5% 9,146
October
2018
3.8% 4.4% 3.6% 9,055
September
2018
3.7% 4.5% 3.7% 9,212
August
2018
3.8% 4.5% 3.9% 9,704
July
2018
3.9% 4.6% 3.6% 8,957
June
2018
4.0% 4.7% 3.4% 8,579
May
2018
3.8% 4.8% 3.5% 8,732
April
2018
3.9% 4.9% 3.9% 9,623
March
2018
4.0% 4.9% 3.9% 9,715
February
2018
4.1% 4.9% 3.8% 9,446

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.