Nevada’s unemployment rate stayed steady at 4 percent in June
(Derek Draplin) – Nevada’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4 percent in June, state officials said.
The state has added 45,500 jobs this year, but lost 4,000 jobs in June, according to Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, which releases monthly employment snapshots.
“It is encouraging to see that June’s numbers reinforce the state’s strong employment growth over the year, a movement Nevada has experienced for more than eight consecutive years,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said. “Although there was a slight decline in employment over the month, our employment gains remain strong, and unemployment level remains low.”
Nevada also had a 4 percent unemployment rate in May and added 5,900 jobs that month.
“While these numbers are encouraging, we must continue to be vigilant in our efforts to ensure all the benefits of these ongoing, positive conditions of our economy and current labor market are afforded to all Nevadans,” Sisolak added.
The leading job sector for employment growth was professional and business services, the department said.
An economist for the department said a decline in specialty trade contractors and construction jobs contributed to the loss of jobs for the month.
Nevada’s largest cities have all saw population growth in 2018, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
Derek Draplin is the Regional Editor for the Great Plains at The Center Square. He previously worked as an opinion producer at Forbes, and as a reporter at Michigan Capitol Confidential and The Detroit News. He’s also an editor at The Daily Caller.