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Douglas jobless drops to 11.4 percent

The unemployment rate in Douglas County dropped to 11.4 percent, its lowest level since May 2009, according to figures released today by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Most of that change from previous months came from a shrinking of the workforce.

Total employment in the county was 19,180 workers in September, down from 19,450 in August. The number of jobless workers also decreased from 2,660 to 2,460.

In May 2009, the county's unemployment rate was 11.1 percent. It shot up to 11.9 percent the next month and steadily increased until reaching a peak of 15.7 percent in …

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 20, 2012 12:20PM Published Oct 19, 2012 12:31PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.