Nevada jobless rate down to 7.1 percent in October; lowest figure since June 2008

Associated Press

State officials say Nevada's unemployment has fallen to a more than six-year low.

The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday that Nevada's October jobless rate was 7.1 percent, which is down from 7.3 percent in September and 9.4 percent from a year ago.

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The October reading was the lowest since June 2008.

Officials say Nevada has added 40,000 jobs across the state in the first 10 months of the year.

The state also released regional unemployment statistics that aren't seasonally adjusted like the statewide figure. Las Vegas' unemployment rate is down to 6.8 percent, while the Reno area's rate is 6.1 percent.

Carson City's jobless rate is 6.8 percent.