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Reno-Sparks and Carson City Unemployment Rates Fall in October

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The Reno-Sparks and Carson City Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) had another good month, according to data from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. The unemployment rate in the Reno-Sparks MSA fell 0.2 percent, down to four percent, and is the lowest of any of the three MSAs (Las Vegas-Paradise and Carson City) in the state. While the Carson City rate also fell by 0.1 percent, down to 4.4 percent. 

Over the last year, the labor force in both MSA have also grown. In Reno-Sparks, the labor force is 9,791 people larger than this time last year, and in Carson City, it’s 752 people. 

In counties across the MSA as well, unemployment rates have fallen or remain unchanged from September to October. Washoe County has dropped 0.2 percent down to four percent, Douglas County by 0.1 percent down to 4.7 percent, Lyon County down 0.3 percent to 5.5 percent, and Storey County remains unchanged at 4.3 percent.

For more data, the full local employment report can be found here.