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Nevada jobless claimants get new verification method

DETR Nevada is now requiring new applicants for regular unemployment claims to verify their identity through ID.me.

Reno's jobless rate ticks down to 4.6%; Vegas remains sore spot

Reno's 4.6% jobless rate in March was a slight improvement from February's mark of 4.8% — and when looking year over year, nearly a full percentage point better than March 2020's rate of 5.5%.

February unemployment rate ticks down slightly to 8.3%

The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Nevada is 8.3% for February, with 153,500 fewer people working than in February 2020.

Initial jobless claims fell by nearly 26% last week in Nevada

Through the week ending Feb. 13, there have been a total of 851,469 initial claims filed since the week ending March 14, 2020, according to Nevada DETR.

Reno ends 2020 with 5% jobless rate; Vegas still in double digits

It's a trend consistent with the state's slow economic recovery since the start of the pandemic due to Northern Nevada's focus on diversifying the economy in recent years to have less reliance on gaming and tourism/hospitality.

UPDATE: 58,641 Nevadans filed for unemployment last week; 330,174 so far in 2020

The new figures released today bring the running total the past month to about 22 million out of a U.S. workforce of roughly 159 million — easily the worst stretch of U.S. job losses on record.

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