CARSON CITY, NV —Unemployment rates were down in all of the state’s major population centers, both on a month-over-month and year-over-year basis in August. In Las Vegas, the unemployment rate is at 5.2 percent, down 0.2 of a percentage point from July, and down 0.5 of a percentage point from August 2016. Reno’s unemployment rate is at 4.1 percent, down 0.1 of a percentage point from July and down 0.6 of a percentage point from last year. The unemployment rate in Carson City dropped 0.2 of percentage point over the month to 4.7 percent, a decline of 0.9 percentage point over the year.
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