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Reno, Nevada Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Reno fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2021 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.5 percentage points lower than the Nevada rate. The unemployment rate in Reno peaked in April 2020 at 20.5% and is now 15.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Reno unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Nevada 8.3% -0.2 +4.6
Reno 4.8% -0.2 +1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 32,768 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Reno employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Reno, Nevada) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Reno 12,970 -424 +5,277

Number of Unemployed Persons

Reno, Nevada Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nevada
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployment Rate
Reno
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 8.3% 4.8% 12,970
January
2021
6.3% 8.5% 5.0% 13,394
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 5.6% 14,084
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 6.3% 15,680
October
2020
6.9% 12.0% 7.0% 17,779
September
2020
7.8% 13.0% 7.2% 18,178
August
2020
8.4% 14.5% 7.6% 18,445
July
2020
10.2% 16.6% 8.3% 20,195
June
2020
11.1% 15.4% 8.8% 21,452
May
2020
13.3% 24.5% 16.4% 35,998
April
2020
14.8% 29.5% 20.5% 45,738

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.