While the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 11.6 percent in June, the raw rate increased - not only statewide but in all major reporting areas of Nevada.
Seasonal adjustments take into account predictable events - in this case, the end of high school and university classes, sending hundreds of students out into the job market.
The raw rate bumped up from 11.6 percent to 11.9 percent from May, even though the private sector has added 14,000 jobs in the first half of this year.
Gov. Brian Sandoval said he was encouraged that despite the marginal increase in the unemployment …