RENO (AP) — Nevada's unemployment rate dipped slightly in July to 7.7%. But state employment officials said Thursday the pace of job growth slowed a bit from June as casinos and other businesses continued to recover from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
The jobless rate continued to decline from 7.8% in June.
It was 16.6% in July 2020. State officials say Nevada has recovered about 68% of jobs lost during the recession.
Overall employment has grown to within 92% of the prerecession peak.
The chief economist says the new data is positive but there's still a significant disruption to Nevada's economy as recovery continues.