Chief Economist reports more jobs being created
December joblessness another 6 year low
46th straight monthly decline in jobless rate
Las Vegas sees record in year-over-year drop
7.7% rate same as June, but more jobs added to the economy
January’s jobless rate dropped to 8.7%
Unemployment rate is the lowest in 5 years.
9% in November
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.