Nevada jobless rate falls to 4.4 percent

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Nevada’s unemployment rate fell three-tenths of 1 percent in July to 4.4 percent.
That is 2.2 percent lower than a year ago — a decrease of 3,526 unemployed people.
At the same time, the labor force in Nevada increased by nearly 2,000 people over the past month to 1,521,381.
The jobless rate in the Reno reporting area went down a tenth from June to 3.2 percent. Carson City reported a similar decrease compared with June, falling from 3.7 percent to 3.6 percent.
Reno has a labor force of 256,751 with 8,342 seeking work. In Carson City, the labor force is 25,733 with 936 unemployed.
Las Vegas also reported a one-tenth decrease but remains higher at 5.6 percent. Still, that’s much better than the 8.4 percent jobless rate the south was experiencing a year ago.
There were 74,102 people looking for work in Las Vegas in a labor force of just over 1.1 million.
In Douglas County, the rate is 3.8 percent with 882 seeking employment in a pool of 21,448.
Churchill County was also low with 3.4 percent jobless in a pool of 10,878.
But Lyon County was higher — 1,061 unemployed in a pool of 23,472.
The lowest unemployment numbers reported for July were in Eureka and White Pine counties, both at 2.9 percent.


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