by Geoff Dornan

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March 18, 2013
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Douglas jobless numbers increased in January

Unemployment in Douglas County saw an increase in January, according to figures released Friday by the state. The county posted an 11. 8 percent jobless rate up from 10.9 percent in December. The total number of employed workers was 18,400 in January, up 200 from December, but the number of people collecting unemployment was also up from 2,220 to 2,450. With January’s 9.7 percent jobless rate, Nevada no longer had the highest unemployment percentage in the nation. That honor now falls to Rhode Island. “Some of the industries which were hardest hit by the recession, like construction and manufacturing, appear …

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