September jobs numbers were released by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) and the unemployment rate held steady from August to September. It went unchanged at 5.4 percent.
That said, the state’s labor force saw its ninth straight month of increases and the total size exceeded 1.6 million for the first time in the state’s history. The labor force grew by 8,000 from August to September. The largest gains in the state’s labor force came from the professional services and government sectors.
In Las Vegas specifically, the city saw another month of gains. From August to September, employment increased by 4,100 jobs. Over the last year, employment increased by 36,000 jobs.