Nevada Unemployment Up Slightly, Vegas Down

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(photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

(photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

(Las Vegas, NV) — The statewide unemployment rate inched up 0.1 percent in August, while the Las Vegas jobless rate declined 0.6 percent.

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reports statewide unemployment was 12.1 percent in August compared to 13.8 percent in August of 2011.

Unemployment is down 2 percent in Las Vegas from a year ago, dropping from 14.3 percent last year to 12.3 percent now.

Nevada has 5,200 more jobs now than in August of last year.

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