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Nevada leads USA in private-sector job growth

With data through the second quarter of 2017, Nevada has regained the title of the fastest growing private sector in the United States, with the addition of 41,000 jobs relative to the first six months of 2016, the Nevada governor’s office announced.

That is a growth rate of 3.7 percent.

“Driven by a dynamic small business community, Nevada’s economy exceeded all expectations in 2017,” Gov. Brian Sandoval said Dec. 15. “Because of our consistent and diversified growth, Nevada businesses have helped place our state on solid financial footing and more Nevadans have long-term employment than ever before.”

“I continue to be impressed with the sustained growth of our private sector,” he said. “We continue to break state records and today’s announcement reaffirms that Nevada is the best in the nation in job growth.”

During the recession, Nevada’s employment growth was the lowest in the nation in 2009 (-10.1 percent) and 2010 (-2.8 percent).

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