CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 13 percent in November to mark the first drop since May.

A report issued Monday shows the rate is down from 13.4 percent in October as numbers fell in Nevada’s three metropolitan areas.

Unemployment in Las Vegas stands at 12.5 percent, down from 13.1 percent a month earlier. Carson City’s rate is 11.7 percent, down from 12 percent, and Reno’s rate is 11.6 percent, down from 12.1 percent.

Economist Bill Anderson with the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says the state added 1,300 jobs in November. Nevada has added a total of 7,800 jobs since June.

Gov. Brian Sandoval says the jobless rate is still unacceptably high, but shows a steady increase in hiring.

The national unemployment rate is 8.6 percent.

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