Data finalized this week by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation show initial claims for unemployment insurance totaled 42,541 for the week ending April 25, which is a 7.7 percent increase compared to the prior week. This is the fifth highest total in state history.
Thus far in 2020 there have been 412,211 initial claims filed. Continued claims which represent the current number of insured unemployed workers filing weekly for unemployment insurance benefits, rose to 274,850 – an 18.7 percent increase from the prior week. This places Nevada’s insured unemployment rate at 19.9 percent, the highest rate in State history.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed Emergency Directive 017 to temporarily provide economic relief to Nevadans by freezing some garnishment actions and executions of judgment against bank accounts, including Nevadans receiving CARES Act money. Please note this does not apply to judgments for child support, spousal support like alimony, or restitution to victims of crime.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak unveiled his Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery Plan. the State’s expects to reopen the economy, put Nevadans back to work and transition into the new normal while continuing to employ safeguards against the COVID-19 virus.
The plan lays out the specific criteria that will be used to begin the “step-by-step” phased-in approach, like maintaining hospital capacity and increasing testing.
The general phases of the plan were also outlined, with Phase 1 anticipated to begin on or around May 15th, depending on Nevada’s ability to hit the criteria and the recommendations of both the Local Empowerment Advisory Panel (LEAD) and the Medical Advisory Team (MAT). CLICK HERE to see the Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery PLAN in its entirety.