LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in August, both compared to the month before and year-over-year.

The state’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said Wednesday that the unemployment rate was 6.3 percent in August.

That’s down 0.2 percent from last month, when July posted jobless numbers at 6.5 percent.

It’s also a slight improvement from a year ago, when the August 2015 unemployment rate was at 6.6 percent.

Gov. Brian Sandoval said he was pleased by the improving numbers.

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