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Las Vegas, other Nevada metropolitan areas unemployment rates decrease from last year

Posted at 5:57 PM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 20:57:09-04

Unemployment rates in Nevada’s metropolitan areas varied on a month-over-month basis, but decreased year-over-year.

The rate in Las Vegas is up 0.3 percentage point from May, at 5.1 percent, but is down 1 percent from last year, said Bill Anderson, chief economist for Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. Las Vegas added 31,700 jobs over the year, part of the 48,700 jobs added statewide.

Reno’s rate is up 0.1 of a percentage point over-the-month, to 4 percent, but is down 1.2 percentage points over-the-year.

Carson City’s rate reduced by 0.1 percentage point relative to last month and declined by 1.5 percentage points from June of last year, resulting in a 4.6 percent unemployment rate this month.