Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017|9:31 a.m.
. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation states preliminary claims for joblessness insurance coverage advantages amounted to 9,068 in September in the state.
That figure, which was released Monday, is down 15 percent from last August. It is the lowest of any month because August 1998.
Preliminary claims are down 3 percent from September 2016, when they were 9,358. September marks the seasonal low point of the year. The total pattern, best represented by the 12-month average, is at a post-recession low of 11,083 claims monthly.
A preliminary claim represents the very first phase of declare unemployment benefits and is therefore most closely related to the variety of people who have actually just recently lost their jobs, not the general level of unemployment.