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Las Vegas Ranks High For Workers With Limited English

The Las Vegas metropolitan area ranks 17th highest in the nation for the number of working-age adults with limited English skills, says a study released Tuesday by the Brookings Institution. The first-of-its-kind study ranked the 89 most populous U.S. metropolitan areas. 

The study found that almost one in 10 working age U.S. adults — 19.2 million people ages 16 to 64 — have limited proficiency in English.  In Las Vegas, it’s 15.7 percent of the total working age population, about 207,000 individuals, according to the study. The study is based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey.
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