Nevada added 11,200 jobs in October as the state continues to recover from the pandemic.
While officials say the state still has a ways to go, Nevada has now added back 96,700 jobs since October 2020. Total employment in the state is now 1.36 million.
The majority of the additional jobs is from the Las Vegas metropolitan reporting area — 8,400 jobs.
Reno saw an additional 1,300 jobs during the month and Carson City added 200 jobs.
Chief Economist Dave Schmidt said October was the second-strongest month in the past year and the growth was spread across many industries, with professional and business services leading the way.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell two tenths in October to 7.3 percent but the unadjusted, raw rate was down from 6.4 percent to just 5.8 percent in the month.