Overall unemployment rate moved down to 5.3% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 4,800 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV market rose by 5,737 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 40 bps to 5.3%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV unemployment rate is 198 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 130 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in September versus prior month by 6.2% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Unemployment September 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.6% . Key sectors include:

  • Restaurants & Hotels: 278,800; +2,200
  • Transportation & Utilities: 208,500; +100
  • Business Services: 155,800; -800
  • Education & Healthcare: 114,800; +900
  • Government: 106,500; +4,800
  • Construction, Mining: 76,100; -100
  • Financial Services: 57,400; -300
  • Manufacturing: 29,300; +100
  • Other Jobs: 28,500; -100
  • IT & Development: 11,200; -300
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Unemployment by Industry September 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through September 2022 (Data published November 2022 and reports created on November 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.