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Nevada jobs are up, unemployment rate down

According to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s November 2019 economic report, employment in Nevada is up 5,800 jobs over the month and up 36,900 over the year.

The state’s unemployment rate is 4 percent, down 0.1 percentage point from October and down 0.4 percentage point when compared to November 2018.

“I am pleased to see this month’s positive economic report. Employment trends in the state continue to grow and remain optimistic. Nevada has had one of the fastest-growing private sectors in the nation for the past six years. I am also pleased to see that the average wages are up. As our state continues to take steps forward in providing quality job opportunities, we will continue to work to see the benefits of this economy reach every Nevadan,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said Dec. 18 in a statement.

DETR’s report also notes that Nevada’s Unemployment Insurance claims are up 742 over the month but down 1,463 claims over the year. This decline brought the 12-month average level of initial claims below 10,000 for the first time since March 1999.

GALLERY: Celebrating the lives of lost loved ones

Butterflies are a symbol of transformation and one of the most transformative things a person can experience is the death of someone they love.

Local families invited to Community Baby Shower

Raising a child can be hard. That’s something the members of Pahrump Mothers Corner understand all too well. In an effort to ease the challenges of parenthood, particularly for new and expecting families, this group of local moms banded together to host a Community Baby Shower and the event proved to be very popular, leading to its return for the third year running.

Tonopah to be home to experimental hypersonic testing facility

Ambitious. It’s an apt word to describe Michael Grace’s vision for the future of his company, Longshot Space Technology Corporation, which, if all goes to plan, will build what he calls the world’s largest potato gun.

Pahrump man arrested for elder abuse

A Pahrump man wanted by the Nye County Sheriff’s Office on suspicion of elder abuse was arrested while attempting to purchase multiple vehicles at a Las Vegas car dealership, according to authorities.

Nye sheriff explains why you shouldn’t flee from the law

A man suspected of driving a stolen vehicle out of Las Vegas led Nye County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a high-speed pursuit into Pahrump on Monday morning, April 15.

Amargosa veterans honored with their own Quilts of Valor ceremony

The Nye County Valor Quilters are on a mission — to cover local veterans in the comfort of healing Quilts of Valor to honor the service and sacrifices they’ve made in the name of freedom – and now, these talented artists have started to expand their reach outside of the Pahrump Valley.

Vehicle in garage destroyed by fire

No serious injuries were reported after fire gutted a vehicle inside the garage of a home along the 2400 block of Zuni Avenue on Wednesday, April 10.

Need a good laugh? Join in a night of hilarious scholarship fundraising

Promising a “laugh-your-ass-off” night of hilarity and musical diversion, Sanders Family Winery is all set to host the Kiwanis Club of the Pahrump Valley Scholarship Fundraiser and its sure to be an amusing time for all involved.

$6.2M allocated to 10 projects

Nye County has earmarked about $6.2 million of its $12 million in Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund (LATCF) grant dollars for a total of 10 projects throughout the county.