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July 19, 2013
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Carson City’s jobless rate up a bit in June

Even though Nevada added jobs and new claims for unemployment benefits went down in June, the jobless rate increased. For Carson City, the increase was a full half-percent to 10.1 percent. That translates to 2,780 jobless in a labor force of 27,440. Bill Anderson, chief economist for the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, described the increase as seasonal, pushing the seasonally adjusted rate to 9.6 percent and the raw rate to 9.9 percent. He pointed out that the state added 3,700 jobs in June. “Based on historical trends, we would have expected a loss of about 3,400 jobs,” Anderson …

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