by Scott Neuffer
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September 11, 2012
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State Demographer: Douglas was losing hospitality jobs before recession

One of Douglas County's primary industries was shedding jobs before the recession hit in 2007, according to a new report issued by State Demographer Jeff Hardcastle.

In a presentation to county commissioners last week, Hardcastle pointed out that the county lost 2,075 jobs between 2001 and 2007 in the accommodation and food service industry - in casinos, restaurants and hotels.

The same sector continued to shed 2,128 more jobs between 2007 and 2010, in the heart of the recession, and then added 112 jobs between 2010 and 2011.

Hardcastle's data partially belies the notion that the county was booming in …

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