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Reno, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Reno rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Reno peaked in April 2020 at 18.3% and is now 15.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Reno unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Nevada 4.4% -0.3 -2.2
Reno 2.9% +0.1 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 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 42,024. There are now 34,584 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,454 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 986. Reno employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Reno, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Reno 7,440 +351 -3,384

Number of Unemployed Persons

Reno, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 4.4% 2.9% 7,440
June
2022
3.6% 4.7% 2.8% 7,089
May
2022
3.6% 4.9% 2.6% 6,693
April
2022
3.6% 5.0% 2.6% 6,454
March
2022
3.6% 5.0% 2.6% 6,471
February
2022
3.8% 5.1% 2.7% 6,903
January
2022
4.0% 5.2% 3.0% 7,460
December
2021
3.9% 5.3% 3.2% 8,169
November
2021
4.2% 5.3% 3.2% 8,085
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 3.3% 8,206
September
2021
4.7% 5.6% 3.6% 8,919

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.