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Unemployment rate on the rise again in Nevada, August rates released

Joyce Lupiani

Unemployment rate on the rise again in Nevada, August rates released

CREATED Sep. 21, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The unemployment rate for the month of August in Nevada is 12.1 percent statewide. This is a slight increase from 12% in July.

Despite the rise, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says that year-over-year improvement is evident.

DETR reports that employment fell on a month-over-month basis every month this summer, resulting in a summer decline of 3,600 jobs.

Because of that, Nevada's over-the-year employment comparison appears less impressive.

But, the DETR says that Nevada still has 5,200 more jobs than in August of last year.

The unemployment rate for the Las Vegas-Paradise area was 12.1%; 11.5% in Reno-Sparks; 11.6% in Carson City; and 6.1% in the Elko micropolitan area.

The current unemployment rate for the nation is 8.1%. California's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is 10.7%.

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