Nevada's Unemployment Rate Drops, But Plenty Still Jobless

Las Vegas' Jobless Rate Hovering Near 30%

Mitch Kelly
June 24, 2020 - 7:20 am
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CARSON CITY, NV - Nevada's unemployment rate dropped in May, but the picture is still far from a pretty one.

According to a new report from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR), the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 25.3% in May, compared 30.1% in April. The unemployment rate was a mere 4% back in May 2019. 

Las Vegas had an unemployment rate of 29% in May.

Leisure and hospitality were the hardest hit sectors, while construction jobs showed growth.