DETR news release

CARSON CITY — While employment in Nevada realized an increase over the month of 6,500 jobs, the state has seen a decrease of 133,600 jobs since August 2019, for an annual growth rate of -9.4 percent, according to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s August 2020 economic report.

The total employment level in the State is 1,289,800. The state’s unemployment rate in August was 13.2 percent, up 9.3 percentage points when compared to August 2019.

“I’m encouraged by this month’s numbers and am happy to see that employment has increased and the number of unemployed has decreased in the State,” said Director Elisa Cafferata. “There is more work to do to help Nevadans get back to

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