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Reno, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Reno fell 4.2 percentage points in May 2020 to 16.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 9.0 percentage points lower than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Reno peaked in April 2020 at 20.5% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Reno unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Nevada 25.3% -4.8 +21.3
Reno 16.3% -4.2 +13.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 9,987 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Reno employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Reno, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Reno 35,751 -9,987 +27,297

Number of Unemployed Persons

Reno, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 25.3% 16.3% 35,751
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 3.6% 3.0% 7,795
December
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.0% 7,726
November
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.0% 7,837
October
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.1% 7,965
September
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.1% 8,096
August
2019
3.7% 3.8% 3.2% 8,213
July
2019
3.7% 3.9% 3.2% 8,305

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.