Posts Tagged: Labor Force

Nevada Booming with Solar Jobs

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…Education, not so much A recent blog from Commercial Cafe provides some interesting visualizations and breakdowns of job data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. First, let’s start with what industries are under- and over-represented in Nevada. We’ll start with the obvious – no state does tourism like we do. It’s not even close… Read more »

Nevada Closes 2017 With Strong Job Growth, Stable Unemployment

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Nevada’s labor market indicators closed out 2017 on a high note, according to a new release from the state’s Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR). December saw a seasonally adjusted gain of 7,600 jobs from November, and 40,900 added over the course of the year. Both the private and public sectors outperformed in December:… Read more »

Nevada Unemployment Unchanged in September 2017

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In September, Nevada’s unemployment rate held steady from August, at a seasonally adjusted 4.9 percent, down half a percentage point from the same time last year. According to the State’s Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation, the number of unemployed in Nevada has decreased by 13,500 versus the same period last year, while the labor… Read more »

Nevada Unemployment Ticks Up Again in August

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Nevada’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly in August to 4.9 percent, the highest it has been since February of this year. Despite the increase of 0.1 of a percentage point from July, the rate remains 0.6 of a percentage point below the August 2016 reading of 5.5 percent, according to Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training… Read more »

Metro Unemployment Rates All Fall Below 5% in May

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The latest stats from the Bureau of Labor Statistics are out, breaking down headline unemployment rates and employment gains by metro area. Gains were lower in May than a year earlier in 298 of the 388 metropolitan areas, higher in 66 areas, and unchanged in 24 areas. Fifty-seven areas had jobless rates of less than… Read more »

Nevada Unemployment Holds Steady at 4.7% in May

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According to the latest figures from Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR), the state’s headline unemployment rate remained steady in May at 4.7 percent. That’s 0.4 percentage points higher than the national rate, and 9 percentage points below the recessionary peak of 13.7 percent. May’s reading represents an over-the-year decline of 1.1 percentage… Read more »