New unemployment claims reached a five-year low in September, falling below 14,000 for the first time since September 2007.
But Bill Anderson, chief economist for the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, pointed out that September is typically the low point in initial claims each year.
"So this one month is not enough, by itself, to establish a new trend," he said.
But he said the news is encouraging.
"As Nevada has been recovering from the 2007 recession, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits has been steadily falling when compared to the prior year, registering a decline in 33 …