Holding steady at February’s 8.5% rate
January’s jobless rate dropped to 8.7%
Under 9% in Nevada for first time since 2008
State officials say a backlog of jobless benefits is being cleared as a new computer system comes online.
People trying to file for unemployment benefits online are out of luck.
The number of Nevadans filing initial claims for jobless benefits increased in October after reaching a five-year low the month earlier.
Congress has failed to extend unemployment benefits for millions of jobless workers by Tuesday’s deadline.