Nevada’s metropolitan areas saw a slight increase in the unemployment rate in July but experienced decreases year over year.
In Las Vegas, the unemployment rate is up 0.3 of a percentage point to 5.4 percent, while Reno’s unemployment rate is up 0.2 of a percentage point to 4.2 percent and is down over the year. Carson City’s rate increased by 0.2 of a percentage point to 4.8 percent.
The unemployment rates in all Nevada counties remain below seven percent.
Las Vegas and Reno have add jobs over the year with 23,400 jobs and 4,900 jobs, respectively.