Unemployment rate drops in all Nevada counties in October

Clark County still has the highest rate
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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) – Nevada continues to experience a recovery from the peak of job loss suffered through the coronavirus pandemic, according to new numbers from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

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DETR’s October economic report, released Tuesday, showed that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.3 percent last month, down 0.2 percent from September 2021.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Statistical Area’s (MSA)s unemployment rate was 6.6 percent in October, decreasing from 7.4 percent in September, and down from 13.7 percent in October 2020, non-seasonally adjusted.

The number of unemployed individuals decreased by 7,622 since September 2021 for a current level of 74,973 people, which is 79,352 less unemployed people than October 2020. The labor force in Las Vegas is currently 1,128,058 people, which is 9,528 more people than September 2021, and is up 199 people since October 2020.