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The unemployment rate has been decreasing in Nevada since September 2013 when it was at 9.6 percent. It has been decreasing over the past year a good amount.
The current unemployment rate in Nevada as of February 2014 is 8.5 percent.
The national unemployment rate has also decreased since last year, but has gone up a little bit since last month. It has shown an increase of one percent.
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The current national unemployment rate is 6.7 percent as of February 2014.
The national unemployment rate decreased by three-tenths from November 2012 to 6.7 percent in December 2013. It then dropped by one percent in January making the national unemployment rate 6.6 percent in the start of the year. It is now 6.7 percent as of February 2014.
Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Nevada compared on a national scale:
February 2014: 8.5 percent
January 2014: 8.7 percent
December 2013: 9.0 percent
November 2013: 9.1 percent
February 2014: 6.7 percent
January 2014: 6.6 percent
February 2013: 7.7 percent
The civilian labor force in Nevada has increased from 1,368,800 in September of 2013, to 1,373,200 in February 2014. Although the number of workers has increased, the unemployment rate has been decreasing significantly. 1,256,600 people in Nevada are employed while only 116,600 people in Nevada are unemployed as of February 2014. The total nonfarm employment reaches 1,203,000 people.
* The sources used for this information are from the United States Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information is updated annually on this site:
For more information or assistance on how to obtain a job in Nevada, please refer to this site where you will be able to post your resume and browse through current job listings: http://detr.state.nv.us/.