Nevada Department of Employment
Holding steady at February’s 8.5% rate
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.
Nevada’s unemployment dropped to 9.6 percent in April. That’s down nearly 2 percentage points over the year.
Nevada’s unemployment rate has dipped below 12 percent for the first time in nearly three years.
First time claims for jobless benefits in Nevada fell in April, continuing a 29-month trend.