Nevada June jobless rate ticks down to 7.7 percent

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Updated: 7/18/2014 6:47 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's jobless rate has fallen again to 7.7 percent in June as the state saw an 11th month of job gains.

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday that the state gained 5,300 jobs in June, led by growth in the construction industry.

The unemployment rate is down from 7.9 percent in May.

State economist Bill Anderson says Nevada is on pace to have 100,000 new jobs over the 2010-2014 period.

Anderson says better underlying conditions in the national labor market should pave the way for more improvement in Nevada's labor market in the future. He expects the state's employment rate will be at 95 percent of its pre-recession peak by the end of next year.


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