Unemployment: State Down, Las Vegas Up

Under 9% In Nevada For First Time Since 2008
View Comments
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Photo Credit: Getty Images

nate headshot 0414 kxnt 300dpi Nathan Tannenbaum
Nate has been a popular television and radio personality since...
Read More

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State officials say Nevada’s unemployment rate has dropped to 8.8 percent in December.

That’s the lowest number since November 2008, and the fourth straight month-to-month decline.

Gov. Brian Sandoval says he’s pleased Nevada ended the year on a positive note, but adds that the jobless rate is still too high.

Statistics released by the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation show unemployment rates rose in the state’s individual metro areas.

Las Vegas’ jobless rate climbed from 8.6 percent to 8.9 percent, while Reno’s rate was up from 8.2 percent to 8.4 percent. Carson City’s unemployment rate went up from 9.1 percent to 9.3 percent.

The regional jobless rates aren’t seasonally adjusted, unlike the statewide figure.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus