- U3 -the official unemployment rate
- U4 -U3 plus discouraged workers
- U5 -U4 plus marginally employed workers
- U6 -U5 plus part-time workers unable to find full-time jobs
U6: This is the highest measure of unemployment computed by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. In December 2013 Nevada led the country in unemployment with a figure of 18.1% on U6. In other words, almost 1 in 5 workers in Nevada cannot find a full-time job.