( Carson City, NV ) – Nevada’s unemployment rate dropped to 9.3% in September, down two-tenths of a percent from August’s 9.5% rate.
Numbers released Monday from the state’s division of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation show that while state lost 8,800 jobs in September, year over year, the number of jobs is up by 1.4 percent and up 1.9 percent over the first nine months of the year.
The department’s Chief Economist, Bill Anderson, says that because of the government shutdown, unemployment rates for the state’s major metropolitan areas won’t be available until this Friday.
But he reports Las Vegas lost 7,600 jobs in September. At the same time, the total number of jobs here is still up by 1.9 percent from the same month last year.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval is quoted as saying “I am pleased to see the improvement Nevada’s labor market is making,” adding, “We have made great strides in our economic development efforts, but recognize the need to continue the momentum so that all of Nevada’s unemployed have the opportunity to return to work.”