(Noell Evans) – For the 10th straight month, job growth in Nevada outpaced the rest of the country. According to the federal Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, the state added 5,300 jobs in July.
In the past year, Nevada employers have increased their combined workforce by 43,400. Leading the state has been Las Vegas, which added 18,200 jobs over the past year (4,100 of those were added in July) and Reno-Sparks, which added 14,700 jobs for the year (1,400 of them in July).
The unemployment rate in Nevada, at 4.5 percent, remains above the national average 3.7 percent, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Unemployment rates by localities are:
- Douglas 3.9 percent
- Elko 3.4 percent
- Humboldt at 3.1 percent
- Lander 3.5 percent
- Storey 3.9 percent
- White Pine 3.4 percent
- Eureka 3.1 percent
- Churchill County 4.1 percent
The unemployment rate for Las Vegas is 4.7 percent. That number is down from the month before.
The areas with the highest unemployment averages are Douglas County at 5.1 percent and Nye at 5.8 percent.