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The number of people filing for unemployment climbed by another 5.2 million, as the toll of the nation's economic dive continues to mount. In the past four weeks, 22 million have filed claims.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and related business closures, Nevada has the highest rate of new unemployment claims in the United States according to a nonprofit think tank’s analysis.
A jobs report out Wednesday shows unemployment claims in Nevada are the lowest they’ve been in 12 years at 4.9 percent.
The Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation says the state added 6,600 jobs last month, marking the most significant jump since September 2016.