Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-12-17 23:00:46 –
Las Vegas (KLAS) —Nevada’s unemployment rate fell from 7.2% in October to 6.8% in November, according to figures released Friday by the Nevada Employment Training and Rehabilitation Department (DETR).
California’s 6.9% unemployment rate was the worst in the country, with Nevada just behind.
Monthly reports also show employment growth in the Las Vegas metro area. This added 5,100 jobs, resulting in 0.5% growth. According to DETR, Reno lost 300 jobs and Carson City got 200 jobs.
Overall, Nevada has added 2,600 jobs in a month. “This pace is a significant drop from the 12,000 jobs added last month, but continues to show a continued recovery from the COVID recession,” DETR said. “The biggest decline from pre-recession employment is concentrated in the casino hotel industry, with more than 66,000 jobs down compared to 174,000 in that industry in March 2019.”
“As we approach the end of the year, we can see continued growth in employment and a decline in unemployment. Nevada is now recovering more employment than it was at the same time during the Great Recession. This is Nevada. Another sign that the economy is resilient and continuing to recover, “said Steve Sisolak, Governor of Nevada.
“For the New Year, we will continue to focus on helping Nevada employers provide good jobs to their Nevada families,” said Sisorak.
DETR said a 0.4 percentage point drop in unemployment was the biggest drop this year.
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