Under 9% in Nevada for first time since 2008
9% in November
Nevada Republican U.S. Senator Dean Heller and Rhode Island Democratic Senator Jack Reed have introduced a bill to temporarily extend federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.
September rate at 9.3%
People trying to file for unemployment benefits online are out of luck.
Nevada’s unemployment dropped to 9.6 percent in April. That’s down nearly 2 percentage points over the year.
Nevada’s unemployment rate fell in September to 11.8%. That’s down from 12.1% in August and better than the 13.6% reported one year ago.
The statewide unemployment rate inched up 0.1 percent in August, while the Las Vegas jobless rate declined 0.6 percent.
Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 11.6% in May. The decline marks the ninth consecutive month that the rate has shown improvement.
Nevada’s unemployment rate has dipped below 12 percent for the first time in nearly three years.