RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- A newly released federal report which provides a broader measure of our unemployment than our state report shows unemployment in the Silver State above 20 percent.
This information was released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today. It covers unemployment from the third quarter of 2011 through the second quarter of this year. This was first reported by Nevada News Bureau.
According to the report, Nevada's U-6 rate, which is sometimes referred to as the "actual" jobless rate because it includes discouraged workers and those working part-time wanting a full-time, is 22.1 percent. This number is significantly different from Nevada's June seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 11.6 percent.
Nationally, the U-6 rate is 15.3 percent. Nevada's is the highest in the nation. The only other state above 20 percent is California at 20.3 percent. Nevada's U-6 number is down slightly from this time last year.