Nevada Jobless Claims Drop
Officials with Nevada’ Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said Thursday that about 13,000 claims were filed in August. That's down 15 percent from claims in July. Claims were up about 2 percent from last August, but officials say claims were artificially low that month because the state shut down its processing system and installed a new one.
The state averaged 2.9 claims per week for every 1,000 jobs in August, which is close to the 20-year average of 3.2 claims per week per 1,000 jobs. The number of claims is about one-third of what it was at the peak of the recession.
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