Nevada's Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

CARSON CITY, NV - Nevada's unemployment rate remained at a seasonably adjusted 13.4 percent for October.

For the third month in a row, the unemployment rate was unchanged with an estimated 176,400 Nevadans unemployed and looking for ork.

In Las Vegas, the unemployment rate fell from 13.6 percent in September to 13.1 percent in Cctober.

In the Reno-Sparks area, the rate of joblessness also declined by one-half percentage point falling to 12.1 percent.

In Carson City, the unemployment rate fell four-tenths, falling from 12.4 percent in september to 12.0 percent in Cctober.

"This month's unemployment numbers demonstrate growth in key industries and certain areas, and the overall stability is a sign that job losses may have come to an end," said Governor Brian Sandoval. "The numbers prove that we must continue our efforts to fight back from this recession job by job and company by company. There is a role for each one of us to help get Nevada working again."

While the rate of unemployment held steady in October, employers posted another small increase in employment.


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