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Nevada jobless rate hits record 13.7 pct in April

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Jobless rates in Nevada hit records in April, climbing to 13.7 percent statewide and 14.2 percent in Las Vegas, the state reported Friday.

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said 193,000 people are out of work around the state, including more than 140,000 in the Las Vegas area alone.

"While the consensus may be that the recession is nearing the end, employment has not begun to show any signs of real improvement," said Bill Anderson, chief economist for the agency.

Nevada's jobless rate was 13.4 percent in March and 11 percent a year ago. Nationally, unemployment was 9.9 percent in April.


How can the recession be over is unemployment keeps going up?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:38 PM on May. 22, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (10)
  • The recession is nowhere near the end.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:56 PM on May. 22, 2010

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:38 PM on May. 22, 2010

  • I have friends in Nevada. Their economic situation is dismal. This didn't help, either.


    Barack Obama tells Americans 'don't go to Las Vegas' - Telegraph

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:45 PM on May. 22, 2010

  • Well, it seems obvious that with NATIONAL unemployment at almost 10% (really more like 16%), that people aren't being frivolous with their money, and aren't taking trips where they could likely gamble away whatever extra money they may have! The Tourism Industry tends to get hit the hardest during times of "famine" because people simply don't have the funds to spend, and so jobs in those areas are eventually affected!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:43 PM on May. 22, 2010

  • My sister graduated college today. The first speaker said, "don't worry about the government, the government is here to take care of you. Nine out of ten of you will be able to find jobs."
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:16 PM on May. 22, 2010

  • LOL, Loving!  That sounds so much better than "10% of you will be unable to find jobs".  


     

    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 7:48 PM on May. 22, 2010

  • y sister graduated college today. The first speaker said, "don't worry about the government, the government is here to take care of you. Nine out of ten of you will be able to find jobs." 


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    Did the speaker say WHEN and for HOW LONG?! LOL :o)

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:51 PM on May. 22, 2010

  • My daughter graduated from an International University with her MA degree today. The key note address was given by a global terrorism specialist. The tone was very much spot.on-and not overly positive by any stretch of the imagination. The message was very balanced, and IMO well received by the very diverse student population and their guests.

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 11:19 PM on May. 22, 2010

  • OB Comment: You don’t blow a bunch of cash on Vegas


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    How ppl choose to spend their money is their business and he’s got no business to telling ppl otherwise. 

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:18 AM on May. 23, 2010

  • Sisteract, I think the speaker being a Global terrorist specialist says volumes. I can just imagine what his message was.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:36 AM on May. 23, 2010