Clark County joblessness strikes least expensive level given that 2008

Tuesday, June 23, 2015|5:50 p.m.

Joblessness in Clark County fell to 6.6 percent in May, the lowest it has actually been because May 2008.

The state Department of Work, Training and Rehab reported Tuesday that there were an estimated 68,862 out of work people compared with 73,600 in April, when the rate was 7.2 percent.

The jobless rate in the Reno-Sparks location was 6.1 percent, below 6.7 percent in April; Carson City’s rate fell to 6.9 percent from 7.7 percent in April.

“This is the very first time all 3 metro areas have actually seen a joblessness rate of less than 7 percent,” said Costs Anderson, an economist with the department.

The statewide seasonally changed rate, reported previously, was 7 percent.

“Overall, the cities are moving in the right instructions, mirroring the health of the state as an entire,” Anderson stated.

County joblessness rates ranged from 3.8 percent in Esmeralda County to 10.7 percent in Mineral County.

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