Nevada jobless rate improves a tick in February, to 8.3%

Published: Mar. 26, 2021 at 8:11 PM PDT
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada added jobs in February and the state unemployment office reported the jobless figure improved a tick, to 8.3%.

A State Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation report on Thursday was an improvement from 8.5% in January. But it was still more than twice the record low of 3.6% in February 2020.

The coronavirus pandemic arrived a month later, prompting casino and business closures and pushing and Nevada’s unemployment figure past 30% last April.

Nationally, the U.S. Labor Department put the Las Vegas jobless rate in January at 9.9%, ranking second behind the Los Angeles area among large metropolitan areas.

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