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November 21, 2012
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Douglas unemployment remains flat in October

Unemployment in Douglas County stayed the same in the month of October, according to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

The unemployment rate came in at 11.4 percent - the same percentage as September. Both rates reflect the lowest unemployment in 2012.

In October the labor force in Douglas County shrunk slightly, from 21,650 workers in September to 21,400. Total unemployment went from 2,480 to 2,450 workers, while total employment went from 19,170 to 18,950.

December notwithstanding, the highest unemployment of the year hit in January at 14.8 percent. Since then, the rate has steadily declined. The average …

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 22, 2012 07:14PM Published Nov 21, 2012 05:44PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.