AIR DATE: January 31, 2013
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Every month the federal and state governments give us an unemployment rate for the nation and the state. Right now the official rate across the country is 7.8 percent. In Nevada, the initial rate is 10 percent, but the U-6 is more than 20 percent
. So which is the better number? And what can be done to get it down? If you've been unemployed for a long time, tell us what you think we need to get the jobs back in Nevada.
Principal, RCG Economics
Jeff Waddoups, Professor of Labor Economics, UNLV
Bill Anderson, Chief Economist, Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
Ben Daseler, Business Services Manager, Nevada JobConnect