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May 17, 2013
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April unemployment rate down to 9.6 percent

Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 9.6 percent in April, down 2 percentage points year-over-year. The jobless rate also dropped in the state’s metro areas. Las Vegas’ unemployment rate was 9.6 percent in April, down 0.2 percentage points. The rate in the Reno-Sparks area fell by 0.3 percentage points to 9.7 percent, while Carson City fell 0.5 percentage points to 10.1 percent. That leaves Carson City as the only major reporting area in the state still reporting double digit unemployment. Carson’s 10.1 percent rate translates to 2,800 people looking for work in a labor force of 27,200. A key factor in …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated May 21, 2013 09:57AM Published May 17, 2013 01:39AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.