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Nevada adds more jobs in July

Posted at 7:57 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 22:57:11-04

More jobs were added throughout the state of Nevada in July.

Employment increased statewide by 4,700 in July, standing 31,900 higher than a year ago. Nevada’s unemployment rate rose slightly to a seasonally-adjusted 6.5 percent, but continues to be down over the year.

Most notable is that job growth has continued to outpace the nation, said Bill Anderson, chief economist for Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. The trade/transportation/utilities supersector has experienced the most nominal growth so far in 2016, adding 9,100 jobs year-to-date.

Construction has added 6,400 jobs and healthcare has added 5,500 jobs.