A March uptick in Nevada’s unemployment rate, to 9.7 percent, marks first time in 20 months the state has logged a month-to-month increase.
Nevada’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest point since December 2008.
Taxable sales in Nevada jumped 9.3 percent in January over the same month a year ago, with several sectors posting big gains.
Congressman Joe Heck wants to put Nevadans back to work.
Nevada’s unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a point in January to seasonally adjusted 9.7 percent.
Annual adjustments to Nevada’s labor market show the state gained 18,100 in employment during 2012, up from the previous estimate of 9,300.
Finding the right job can be a challenge in Las Vegas, but there are a number of a job-searching options available.
Initial claims for jobless benefits in Nevada fell 13.5% in January compared with the same month a year ago.
The 2013 Nevada Legislature began discussing measures to curb the state’s unemployment problem just days into the session with a new student loans bill.
The Labor Department says weekly unemployment benefit applications dropped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 330,000.