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Nevada metropolitan areas see slight increase in unemployment rate in July

Posted at 5:03 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 20:03:35-04

Nevada’s metropolitan areas saw a slight increase in the unemployment rate in July but experienced decreases year over year.

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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.