Employment in Nevada reaches new all-time high

Governor Sisolak to tour One-Stop Career Center in East Las Vegas Monday to highlight resources for jobseekers

CARSON CITY, NV – July 21, 2022

Nevada has recovered all of the jobs lost during the COVID-19 pandemic and has reached a new all-time high of 1,452,600 jobs – 3,000 more jobs than the previous peak from February 2020, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation announced today.

The June 2022 economic report for Nevada shows that over the month Nevada added 7,600 jobs and employment is up 90,400 since June 2021, an annual increase of 6.6%. The state’s unemployment rate in June is 4.7 percent, decreased by 0.2 points from 4.9 percent in May and decreased by 2.5 percentage points when compared to June 2021.

“Nevada’s economy passed another benchmark this month, recovering all of the jobs that were lost during the COVID pandemic, and doing so in a way that has more Nevadans working in better-paying jobs than before the pandemic,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “Nevada has never had more jobs than we do today, and we will keep working to keep Nevada moving forward.”

Nevada is ahead of the United States total in recovering jobs. As of June, the United States is still short 500,000 jobs from its prerecession peak.

“This month, employment in Nevada reached a new milestone, reflecting the rapid growth employment the state has been experiencing as we recover from the COVID recession. This also reflects the growing diversification of the state’s economy, as the leisure and hospitality sector is still 30,000 jobs below the peak,” said David Schmidt, Chief Economist. “The state’s employment recovery is due to the stronger employment gains in other industries, which often pay significantly higher average wages.”

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Employment (Seasonally Adjusted):

  • Las Vegas employment increased by 5,400 jobs (0.5%) since May, up 74,600 jobs (7.6%) since June 2021.
  • Reno employment had an increase of 1,100 jobs (0.4%) since May, up 10,500 jobs (4.2%) since June 2021.
  • Carson City employment was unchanged since May, up 1,200 jobs (4.0%) since June 2021.

To see additional labor market data view the department’s employment and unemployment dashboards located at www.nevadaworkforce.com.

PLANNING NOTE FOR NEWS DIRECTORS AND ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: On Monday, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak will join DETR officials and others to visit the One-Stop Career Center at the East Las Vegas Library. One-stop Career Centers are unique partnerships. They bring state and local agencies together with nonprofits to help Nevadans explore careers, find training, and search for jobs. In Nevada, One-Stop Career Centers can be found throughout the community. By partnering with libraries, One-Stop Career Centers offer workforce training and readiness, financial aid, computer access and digital literacy, resume writing, interview coaching, and connections to local employers at locations that are easy to get to.

Press is invited to join the tour with the Governor on Monday. Please RSVP to press@gov.nv.gov by 10 a.m. Monday for additional details.



Meghin Delaney
Communications Director