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Vegas jobs show strong growth

A number of Vegas jobs are showing strong growth.

According to the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s (DETR) December 2018 economic report, statewide, jobs increased by 3.9 percent, which correlates to 52,400 new jobs added since December of last year.

This is higher than the average employment increase over the last year, December through November, of approximately 43,200 jobs. The largest over the month job gain in the metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) was realized in Las Vegas, at 2,600.

Reno added 600 jobs over the month while Carson City fell below seasonal expectations decreasing 100 jobs. The Reno MSA added jobs at a faster rate than the state in December.

Job Growth in December (Seasonally-Adjusted):

Las Vegas is up 2,600 jobs over the month and is up 35,200 over the year (3.6 percent). o Reno added 600 jobs over the month and 12,300 over the year (5.2 percent)

Carson City decreased netting out a loss of 100 jobs over the month, and held constant for year over year job changes. • Unemployment:

Las Vegas: 4.5 percent; up 0.1 percentage point from November, and down half a percentage point from a year ago.

Reno: 3.4 percent; up 0.2 percentage point from November; down 0.3 percentage from this time last year.

Carson City: 4.5 percent, up 0.4 percentage point from November, and down 0.2 percentage point from a year ago.