Nevada Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 197,770 employed workers
  • 1,295,867 unemployed workers
  • 13.2% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for Nevada is 1,289,800, which is 6,500 greater than last month, an increase of 0.51%. The total employment a year ago was 1,434,200, which is -144,400 greater than today. Employment has decreased by 10.07% in the last year. Last months' total employment data was updated but changed less than 0.05%, a fairly insignificant amount. Last months total employment was revised to 1,283 from 1,283.

The Leisure and Hospitality sectors are the leading employers in Nevada. There are 299,300 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 301,400 employees last month, a decrease of 2,100 (0.70%). Last year the sector had 361,200 employees last year, a decrease of 61,900 (17.14%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 14.2% to this months' 13.2%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 4.1%, 9.1% higher today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 1,493,637, which is 0.3% higher than last months 1,488,599 and is 0.3% lower than last months 1,539,817. The total number of unemployed in Nevada is 1,295,867 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 1,277,858 and 1,476,490 unemployed a year ago.

The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in Nevada:






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About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.