(Carson City, NV)  — Nevada’s unemployment dropped to 9.6 percent in April. That’s down nearly 2 percentage points over the year.

According to the Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation, this equates to just over 132,400 people looking for work, 27,000 fewer since April 2012.

The rate in Las Vegas also drops to 9.6 percent, down from 9.8 percent last month, and 11.3 percent in April 2012.

The private sector added 6,400 jobs over-the-month, while the public sector cut 800.

Carson City fell to 10.1 percent and is now the only metro area in the state to have a double digit unemployment rate. In Elko, the rate dropped to 5.6 percent.

Senator Dean Heller issued the following statement regarding the Nevada unemployment figures:  “It is always great to see the number of unemployed Nevadans decline, and I hope this continues. We still have a long way to go in securing economic stability, and right now Washington scandals are taking precedence over the larger issues we should be discussing. Far too many Nevadans are still struggling to make ends meet, which is why I will continue to stand up for policies that make sense and will put the Silver State back on track.”


The full report can be seen at the Nevada DETR website.


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