Nevada Headline Unemployment Down to 4.8%

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The latest release from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) indicates that the state’s unemployment rate fell to a seasonally-adjusted 4.8 percent in March, down from 4.9 percent in the previous month.

Employment actually declined by a seasonally-adjusted 2,100 jobs from February, but increased by 38,000 compared to the previous March. Private sector job growth fell below seasonal projections while public sector jobs exceeded expectations. For those counting, this marks Nevada’s 75th consecutive month of of YOY job growth.

Construction has the highest proportional job growth this year at 7.4%, but service sectors have the most nominal growth. Leisure/hospitality and professional/business services have each added 8,400 jobs so far in 2017.

For even more stats, check out DETR’s labor market information portal.