Nevada’s updated unemployment rate
Nevada’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent in
February, the first time it has been below 5 percent since November 2007. The jobless rate ticked down
one-tenth of a percentage point from January, from 5 percent according to the Nevada’s Research and Analysis Bureau of the Department of Employment, Training and
February represents the 72nd consecutive month of year-over-year declines in the unemployment rate,
down 1.2 percentage points, relative to February of last year.
Additionally, February saw a seasonally-adjusted increase of 3,100 jobs, relative to January. The
construction sector continued to lead the state in terms of percentage growth, year-to-date, up 7.4
percent relative to the first two months of last year. This equates to an additional 5,400 construction
jobs in the state. Leisure and hospitality employment experienced the largest nominal growth this
month, adding 8,700 jobs to payrolls year-to-date, for a growth rate of 2.6 percent.
According to the contract approved May 12, KPS3 will develop and implement a marketing plan, including creation and maintenance of a website, creation of marketing materials and media access.