Unemployment increases in Nevada's metro areas

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Updated: 1/28/2014 7:15 am

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Mynews4.com & KRNV) -- The statewide unemployment rate may have been down in December to 8.8 percent, but in metro areas it actually went up. Recent numbers released by the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation show unemployment rates rose in Reno from 8.2 percent to 8.4, Carson City hiked from 9.1 to 9.3 percent, and Las Vegas' jobless rate went up from 8.6 to 8.9 percent.

DETR Chief Economist Bill Anderson says the reason why metro areas saw a slight increase in December is a little technical, but the key number to look at is that from December 2012 to December 2013. The unemployment rate improved one-percent.

"The state ended 2013 on a relatively high note," Anderson says.

Non-profit organizations like Job Opportunities In Nevada (JOIN) aim to help jobless residents work on being more marketable in the workforce. Carson City's JOIN branch manager Lynda Gotelli says the job market isn't what it used to be and job seekers should improve computer skills and online training.

JOIN is hosting a series of Employment Prep Workshops at their JOIN office in Carson City from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, Session I is: Life Skills/Job Search

Wednesday, Jan. 29, Session II: The 60-Second Me

Thursday, Jan. 30, Session III: Resumes

Friday, Jan. 31, Session IV: Interviews

There will also be a job fair in Carson City on Friday, February 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. The job fair will take place at the Carson City Community Center gymnasium.

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roseanya - 1/28/2014 2:00 PM
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We still have more than 7 million illegals in jobs stolen from Americans yet Reid is unwilling to cut EBT for illegals, free housing, free utilities, free K-12....free vaccines, free ER, free food from government-funded food banks.

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