Nevada Department of Employment
State auditors say Nevada’s employment department paid nearly a million dollars more than it should have on dental care after a program for people with disabilities got out of hand.
7.7% rate same as June, but more jobs added to the economy
Down to 7.7% from 7.9% in May
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.