Nevada adds jobs in May; Manufacturing Employment in Reno Area Reaches 30,000 | Carson City Nevada News

Nevada added 2,600 jobs in May, according to the latest numbers from the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s monthly economic report.

Statewide employment has increased by 96,300 since May 2021, an annual increase of 7.1%. The total employment level in the state is 1,446,600. The state’s unemployment rate in May is 4.9%, down 0.1 percentage points from 5.0% in April and down 2.9 percentage points from May 2021.

“I’m glad to see that people in Nevada continue to find work and that the employment numbers reflect a growing diversity of businesses in the state. We remain committed to helping Nevada workers and employers connect to continue building a more resilient state,” Governor Steve Sisolak said.

Employment in the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) (seasonally adjusted data):

– Employment in Carson City has seen a decline of 200 jobs (-0.6%) since April and an increase of 1,100 jobs (3.6%) since May 2021.

– Employment in Reno recorded an increase of 800 jobs (0.3%) since April and an increase of 10,300 jobs (4.2%) since May 2021.

– Employment in Las Vegas has increased by 4,800 jobs (0.5%) since April and by 86,100 jobs (8.9%) since May 2021.

“This report reflects Nevada’s ongoing transition from recovery mode to economic expansion. Most industries in the state and metro areas now have more jobs than before the pandemic,” said David Schmidt, chief economist. “For the first time, manufacturing employment in the Reno area reached 30,000 jobs, up more than 14%. compared to before the pandemic. The unemployment rate fell slightly and the share of the population working or looking for work rose slightly to 60%. »

To view additional labor market data, see the Department’s Employment and Unemployment Dashboards located at nevadaworkforce.com.

See the report below.

May 2022 Statewide and Metro Nevada Employment Report by now on Scribd

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