No change in Nevada unemployment rate for June
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- There was no change in the unemployment rate for Nevada in the month of June.
The unemployment rate held steady at a seasonally adjusted 11.6 percent.
However, the unemployment rate in each of the state's three metropolitan areas saw a slight seasonal increase. The increase was not unexpected though, according to Bill Anderson, chief economist for Nevada's Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.
The state gained 200 jobs in the private sector in comparison to May and private sector job readings are up 17,500 in June relative to a year ago.
For the first entire half of the year, 14,000 jobs have been added to Nevada's private sector establishments. This is on top of the approximately 12,000 new jobs in 2011.
The unemployment rate is still highest in Las Vegas at 12.1 percent -- up from 11.8 percent in May. In Reno, the unemployment rate is 11.7 percent and 11.8 percent in Carson City.