Unemployment rate improving for teens and young adults
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It's tough to get a job in Nevada if you are a teenager or young adult. But, things are looking up.
Carley Duhaime is 21 years old and is a junior at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. That is why it bothers her to return to a job at a bakery that she had as a teenager.
She admits that it was her last option but she is glad that she had it. Because others her age aren't so lucky.
Duhaime is in the age group with the highest unemployment rate in Nevada.
According to Nevada's latest figures, the jobless rate for people between the ages of 16 and 24 is 17 percent.
But, that is a noticeable improvement over last year when it was 19.4 percent for the same age group.
The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says the jobless rate for teens is improving because of the overall unemployment rate is improving.
DETR says that young people should not give up and to work any connections they may have.