Nevada Jobless Rate Drops Below 12 Percent

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Unemployment Office

Unemployment Office

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada's unemployment rate has dipped
below 12 percent for the first time in nearly three years.

The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says
Friday that the state's jobless rate was 11.7 percent in April,
down from 12 percent the month earlier and 13.6 percent the year
earlier.

Las Vegas' jobless rate was 11.6 percent in April, down from 12
percent in March, and Reno's rate was 11.4 percent, also down from
12 percent.

Carson City's unemployment is 11.8 percent, a drop from March's
rate of 12.4 percent.

State economist Bill Anderson says the job growth was positive
at 0.5 percent in April, but notes that the unemployment figures
are also going down because people are dropping out of the
workforce.

National unemployment is lower than Nevada's, at 8.1 percent.


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