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Nevada’s Jobless Rate Ticks Up In June

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s unemployment rate rose to 9.6 percent in June despite better than expected job growth.

A report Thursday by the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says the June jobless rate is up from 9.5 percent in May but well below the 11.4 percent jobless rate a year ago.

Las Vegas had an unemployment rate of 10.1 percent in June, up from 9.3 percent the previous month. Carson City’s rate also climbed to 10.1 percent from 9.5 percent in May.

The Reno-Sparks area saw the jobless rate increase by half a percentage point to 9.8 percent.

Economist Bill Anderson says the increases are seasonal in nature and were to be expected.

There were 132,400 Nevadans out of work in June.

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