Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 6.5 percent in November, the lowest it
has been since June 2008.
The state added 30,900 jobs over last year, for a growth rate of 2.5 percent, said Bill Anderson, chief economist for
Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. Leisure and hospitality experienced the greatest employment growth for the year, adding 13,200 jobs, while the
construction sector showed the greatest percentage growth at 12.3 percent, adding 7,800 jobs. Indicative of the seasonal
hiring activity, retail trade employment is up 6,800 over the month.