According to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s August economic report, Nevada added 11,900 jobs over the month as the state continues to recover from the COVID recession.
Employment remains below normal levels, but they’re up 103,300 since August of last year – an annual increase of 8.3%. The large increase in employment over the year reflects the significant effects of the pandemic over the last year – thousands of lost jobs since the beginning of the pandemic. There have been improvements along the way but again slowed by the stubborn resistance from those who refuse to get vaccinated.
Total statewide employment is estimated to be 1,350,400.
– Las Vegas employment increased by 7,000 jobs (0.7 percent) since July, an increase of 78,700 jobs (8.9 percent) since August 2020.
– Reno employment had an increase of 900 jobs (0.4 percent) since July, an increase of 13,600 jobs (5.8 percent) since August 2020.
– Carson City employment had an increase of 300 jobs (1.0 percent) since July, an increase of 1,300 jobs (4.4 percent) since August 2020.
Overall, employment continued to recover at a rapid pace. The nearly twelve thousand jobs added over the month is near the high end of the COVID recovery period, rebounding from a slower pace in July. The leisure and hospitality industry added the most jobs over the month, adding 3,900 jobs since July. The state’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.7 percent this month, likely to remain one of the highest rates in the nation and reflecting the long road still to travel in order to restore the state’s labor market.”
To see additional labor market data view the department’s employment and unemployment dashboards located at www.nevadaworkforce.com.