Nevada jobless rate lowest since September 2008

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Updated: 6/20 12:43 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's unemployment fell below to 7.9 percent in May, its lowest point in nearly six years.

A state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation report released Friday says Nevada employers added 8,300 jobs in May.

That was far more than the 5,900 that were expected, and it continued a growth trend that began in early 2011.

Chief Economist Bill Anderson says Nevada's jobless rate is still among the highest in the country.

Nationwide, unemployment is at 6.3 percent.

But the state figure is below 8 percent for the first time since September 2008.

The May figure followed a half-point drop from March to April that represented the biggest monthly decrease in the statewide unemployment rate in more than 30 years.

Anderson says construction is showing the biggest gains.

 

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Debimg - 6/27/2014 1:34 PM
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i was looking for work and was told i have to speak spanish including english if i wanted to apply for a job i was interested in. well i dont live in those countries so I never had to learn that language.

Debimg - 6/27/2014 1:09 PM
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i was told i needed to speak spanish and english for an interview.

Debimg - 6/27/2014 1:05 PM
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I have been looking for work for 6 mos. (daily) on the computer, walking in every store I go to I ask, Job connect and even Craigslist. I have lowered my standards and even applied for places I thought I could do more . I have excellent work record. I would say the unemployment rate is bad in Reno/sparks.

sierra11 - 6/20/2014 11:04 AM
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Too bad the figures EXCLUDE the population decline, the Under Employment of many, the illegal cash employment of thousands and lets not forget those that are now robbing, stealing and committing fraud! What is the unemployment rate again?
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