Nevada unemployment rate increases slightly for month of March

Joyce Lupiani

Nevada unemployment rate increases slightly for month of March

CREATED Apr. 19, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The unemployment rate in Nevada has risen to 9.7 percent for the month of March -- an increase from 9.6 percent in February.

The rise in the unemployment rate ended 20 months of the rate either declining or holding steady, according to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

The rate for Las Vegas remained at 9.8 percent and the rate for the Reno/Sparks area slightly decreased from 10.1 percent in February to 10 percent in March.

Carson City's rate dropped from 10.7 percent in February to 10.6 in March.

The slight increase in the unemployment rate in March for the state is attributable to changes in the employment picture, said chief economist Bill Anderson.

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