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Unemployment fell a bit in July

July saw more improvement in Nevada’s unemployment rate as the seasonally adjusted rate dripped 0.1 percent and the raw rate dropped 0.4 percent, both ending up at 9.5 percent. In the state’s major reporting areas, the decrease was significant. Las Vegas was down 0.4 percent to 9.7 percent, Reno-Sparks a half-percent to 9.3 percent and Carson City 0.6 percent to 9.5 percent. Still buoyed by mining, Elko had the lowest rate at 5.7 percent, down from 6 percent in June. But in a seeming contradiction, job numbers decreased in July by 10,200. Bill Anderson, chief economist for the Department of …

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