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Nevada Jobless Tally Keeps Climbing, Adding To Record 28.2%

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada jobless figures continue to climb, with more than 18,000 people filing first-time claims for benefits last week. That will add to the record 28.2% statewide unemployment figure in April.

The U.S. Labor Department tally on Thursday comes after the state last week reported that Nevada unemployment is higher than any state ever, topping even the 25% nationwide estimates made during the Great Depression.

Figures show that more than one-third of all workers in the state filed for unemployment since casino and business closures in mid-March. Gov. Steve Sisolak said this week that casinos can reopen June 4.

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