Nevada's unemployment rate remained slightly above the national average in June, at four-point-six percent, due in large part to what a state economist describes as an "unrelenting" housing slump.
The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says the seasonally adjusted rate remained unchanged from May, when
Nevada went above the national average for the first time in five years.
The national average in both May and June was four-point-five percent.
While construction hiring was up between May and June, over the past year such jobs are down about 52-hundred.
Total employment in all industries decreased by about six-thousand to about one-point-three (m) million between May and June.
There were about 63-thousand-200 unemployed Nevadans in June,
up from 57-thousand-300 jobless people a month earlier.
For the Las Vegas area, non-seasonally adjusted unemployment increased from four-point-two percent to four-point-seven percent
between May and June.
The Reno area saw non-seasonally adjusted unemployment increase
from four-point-two percent to four-point-four percent in the same period.