Nevada’s jobless rate inches up to 4.9 percent in August | SierraSun.com

Nevada’s jobless rate inches up to 4.9 percent in August

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The unemployment rate in Nevada inched up to 4.9 percent in August, the highest the labor gauge has been since February.

Despite the increase of 0.1 of a percentage point from July, the rate remains 0.6 of a percentage point below the August 2016 reading of 5.5 percent, according to a report from the Nevada's Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

The state's labor force has grown by over 16,000 so far in 2017, which might attribute to the slight uptick in the unemployment rate.