(Derek Draplin) – Nevada saw over 70,000 unemployment claims last week, down 20,000 claims from the previous week, according to federal data released on Thursday.
Unemployment claims hit more than 6.6 million nationally last week — a 99.4 percent increase — from the previous week’s 3.3 million claims.
A report last week listed four Nevada cities — Paradise, North Las Vegas, Las Vegas and Henderson — among cities across the country that are at high risk of suffering the negative economic impacts from the coronavirus outbreak due to their reliance on the tourism and hospitality industries.
The governor this week also asked the Trump administration to declare a disaster in the state.
“The COVID-19 public health crisis in Nevada is of such severity and scale that the effective response is beyond the capabilities of the state, local and tribal governments, and supplementary federal assistance is needed to save lives, protect public health, and help Nevada recover from the incomprehensible economic impacts that have resulted from this global pandemic,” Sisolak said.