Unemployment rates fell in all of Nevada’s metropolitan areas in August.
The rates in Las Vegas and Carson City registered at 6 percent, while the rate in Reno is 4.9 percent.
“The labor market in the Silver State continues to show positive signs of recovery,” said Bill Anderson, chief economist for Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, in a statement. “Unemployment rates are down across all 17 counties in Nevada, while we continue to see employers adding jobs throughout the state.”
Las Vegas employment increased by 5,300 jobs and Reno/Sparks gained a seasonally adjusted 1,000 jobs. This growth translates to 26,400 new jobs in Las Vegas year over year.
Reno/Sparks employment grew at 5.4 percent over the year, amounting to 11,400 new jobs.