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  Nevada's unemployment rate tops in nation
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MediaNewspaper - Las Vegas Review-Journal
News DateFriday, June 18, 2010 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
Description"Nevada captured the top spot for joblessness in May, pushing Michigan out of a position it had held for more than four years.

New numbers from the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation show joblessness in the Silver State jumped to 14 percent in May, up from 13.7 percent in April.

Joblessness in Las Vegas fell slightly, to 14.1 percent. That’s down from 14.2 percent April.

In all, 189,300 Nevadans are out of work, including 138,100 Las Vegans.

Unemployment in Michigan slipped to 13.6 percent in May, down from 14 percent in April.

The statistics reveal that since 2007, Nevada’s economy has fallen from one of the country’s strongest performers to perhaps its weakest. The state’s jobless rate has soared 8.8 percentage points since the recession began in December 2007. That’s the biggest gain of any state."
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