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Nevada Unemployment Rate Unchanged

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The Las Vegas Morning News
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Las Vegas – The statewide rate remained unchanged in June at 11.6%. Las Vegas was up slightly, from 11.8% in May to 12.1% in June.

According to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, the state is experiencing steady job growth.

Nevada saw a seasonally adjusted gain of 200 jobs in the private sector from May to June. Relative to a year ago, private sector job are up 17,500 in June, the strongest gain recorded so far in 2012.

For the entire first half of the year, 14,000 jobs have been added in Nevada’s
private sector. This is on top of approximately 12,000 new jobs in 2011.

In a statement, Governor Brian Sandoval says, “I am encouraged by the fact that this is the 12th straight month of positive news, but we must continue working to support job growth by bringing new business to Nevada and allowing existing businesses to be successful.”

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