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Las Vegas gains nearly 35,000 jobs in January

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Posted at 4:39 PM, Mar 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-14 19:39:28-04

Las Vegas is gaining the most jobs compared to other metropolitan areas in Nevada.

However, in Las Vegas, the jobless rate stands at 5.1 percent for January, while Reno/Sparks unemployment is below the statewide rate of 5 percent at just 4.7 percent. Carson City’s unemployment rate is 5.9 percent.

In the metro areas, Las Vegas gained the most with 34,600 new jobs, a growth rate of 3.7 percent. In Carson City, employment increased by 500 over the year, a growth rate of 1.8 percent. Reno/Sparks experienced the fastest growth rate at 4.2 percent, corresponding to 9,000 new jobs over the year.