Nevada ranks highest in U.S. in percentage of underemployed

Although Nevada’s official unemployment percentage continues to gradually decline, when you add in those working part-times for economic reasons and those who would like to work but have given up actively looking, Nevada’s underemployed ranks the highest in the nation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Nevada’s so-called U-6 figure was 13.9 percent in 2015 compared to a national figure of 10.4 percent, but both have sharply declined over the past five years.

Here are state-by-state figures:



Here is a Nevada comparison to U.S.: