A press release from the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation last week predicted job gains in Nevada as follows:
- 45,000 in 2015
- 52,000 in 2016
- 60,000 in 2017
DETR’s chief economist, Bill Anderson, said he expects the state “will surpass the peak levels attained in 2007 around mid-2106.”
The release noted that construction continues to show improvement after losing 90,000 jobs over the course of the recession. DETR projects the state will add 7,100 construction jobs in 2015, with an additional 8,800 jobs in 2016, and 10,800 in 2017.