91°F
weather icon Clear

Nevada unemployment dips to 4.3%

Employment in Nevada declined by 900 jobs over the month but is up 48,400 jobs over the year, the largest annual increase seen in February since 2006, the state said in a recent announcement.

The state’s unemployment rate in February declined over the month by 0.1 percentage point to 4.3 percent and is down half a percentage point when compared to February 2018.

“I am pleased to see that this month’s report highlights Nevada having the fastest growing private sector in the nation,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said. “Nevada’s economy remains encouraging as small business employment reaches a new record high while the unemployment rate continues to decline. We must continue to seek opportunities for improvement in our state’s economy and work to provide all working Nevadans with an opportunity for a bright economic outlook moving forward.”

The report also notes that estimates show that initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits totaled 9,290 in February.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
VFW Food Bank needs donations — how you can help

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10054 is a major hub of activity in the Pahrump Valley, much of which is focused solely on supporting former military members in the community. The organization operates a variety of valuable programs, one of which is its Veterans Food Bank.

Beatty student takes 2nd in state VFW art contest

Juan Alvarez, of Amargosa Valley, a student in Stephen Witten’s drawing class at Beatty High, created his drawing of the face of a combat soldier using charcoal and working without an outline.

Here’s how Pahrump marked Purple Heart Day

National Purple Heart Day was observed on Sunday, Aug. 7 and area residents were able to mark the occasion by attending the valley’s 6th annual Purple Heart Day Sundown Ceremony.

New Sons of the American Legion squadron being established in Pahrump

The Pahrump Valley’s various veterans’ organizations are the backbone of many local charitable and patriotic activities and one is now expanding its reach by starting a whole new squadron.

Nevada’s casino industry donates to both gubernatorial candidates

The state’s casino industry has donated money to both Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak and his Republican challenger Joe Lombardo, although some have preferred one over the other.