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April 22, 2013
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Douglas jobless rate down for year

Douglas County unemployment continued its downhill slide for 2013, posting 11.1 percent for March, down from 11.5 percent in February, according to figures released Friday by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. The number of jobless dropped 110 to 2,300, while the number of jobs decreased 80 to 18,510. The labor force is at its lowest level of the year so far. The portion of jobless Douglas County residents started the year at 11.8 percent, with total employment of 18,400 people. The first quarter of 2013 saw an average unemployment rate of 11.5 percent, down from 13.3 percent …

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The Record Courier Updated Apr 22, 2013 09:04AM Published Apr 22, 2013 07:27PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.