Nevada joblessness rate in August bounces as much as 4.9 percent

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017|4:29 p.m.

CARSON CITY– State authorities say growth in the labor force may be behind a slight increase in the Nevada statewide out of work rate in August, to 4.9 percent.

The Nevada Department of Work, Training and Rehabilitation stated Wednesday the uptick of one-tenth of a portion point given that July puts the joblessness figure back to February levels.

The jobless rate bottomed out at 4.7 percent in March, April and May.

State economist Expense Anderson notes the August figure is still more than half-a-percent below the 5.5 percent of a year ago.

Anderson states the state’s workforce has actually grown by more than 16,000 employees this calendar year.

Gov. Brian Sandoval states that recommends individuals see favorable task potential customers in Nevada.

Unemployment peaked in 2010, throughout the Great Economic crisis, at nearly 14 percent.

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