NV Jobless Rate Down to 11.6 Percent for May

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada's unemployment rate has fallen
to 11.6 percent in May as the state saw the jobless rate improve
for the ninth month in a row.

Officials with the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and
Rehabilitation say Friday that May's unemployment is 11.6 percent.
That's down just slightly from 11.7 percent in April.

Las Vegas has the highest jobless rate at 11.8 percent, while
Carson City has 11.7 percent unemployment and Reno comes in at 11.5 percent.

State economists say Nevada added a seasonally adjusted 5,900
jobs in May, which was the second strongest month-to-month gain
this year.

But they warn that the dropping unemployment rate is partly due
to discouraged job seekers giving up their search. Officials say
there are still more than 158,000 Nevadans out of work.


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