Nevada’s unemployment rate improved in all 17 counties in October.
One of the biggest improvements was in Clark County, which has struggled amid the pandemic because of its heavy dependence on hospitality and leisure jobs.There, the rate fell from 7.4 percent in September to 6.6 percent in October, according to updated monthly statistics released Nov. 23 by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.Rates in Reno and Carson City, Nevada’s other main metropolitan statistical reporting areas, also declined through October. Reno’s rate finished the month at 3.2 percent, down three-tenths from September. Carson City’s rate decreased from 3.9 percent to 3.6 percent.According to historical data from DETR, the 3.2 percent rate for Reno is nearly at pre-pandemic levels, which at its lowest was 2.8 percent in November 2019.The reporting area with the lowest unemployment rate was Eureka County where just 2.2 percent, or 23 people, were out of work. Clark County retained the highest unemployment rate, according to DETR's report.As October ended, the statewide unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted, was 5.8 percent.
The adjusted rate, because of the onset of holiday hiring, was 7.3 percent
, according to the state's Nov. 18 October report.