Nevada’s small businesses employ over 535,000 people and in the last quarter of 2012; 14,500 jobs were added by small businesses with that trend expected to grow.
Federal figures reflect workers who have given up, and part-timers who want more.
Nevada’s unemployment rate rose to 9.6 percent in June despite better than expected job growth.
Taxable sales in Nevada jumped 9.3 percent in January over the same month a year ago, with several sectors posting big gains.
Nevada claims for unemployment benefits have ticked up slightly after 31 months on the decline.
State officials say the number of people filing for new jobless benefits in Nevada fell year-over-year for the 31st straight month.
Nevada’s unemployment rate tumbled for a second straight month in February to the seasonally adjusted 13.6 percent, down six-tenths from January.