LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s unemployment has dropped to 10.2% in December, which is the lowest it’s been since February 2009.
Officials with the state Department of Employment, Rehabilitation and Training say the number is down from 10.8% in November.
Gov. Brian Sandoval says he was pleased to end the year on a good note after four months of a declining jobless rate. But he said in a statement that there’s still much room for improvement.
Employment rates were down year-over-year in Nevada’s three major population centers. Carson City’s unemployment rate was 10.1% in December, down from 12.8% a year earlier.
Las Vegas’ rate was 10%, down from 13.3% last year. And the Reno-Sparks area had a 9.6% jobless rate in December, down from 12.4%.
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