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January 22, 2018

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Unemployment office starts Saturday hours

The state's unemployment center will start accepting unemployment claims by phone on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon beginning Jan. 31 until further notice.

This is an expansion of the center's regular hours in response to the high level of layoffs.

Nevada's unemployment rate jumped an unprecedented 1 percentage point in December from the preceding month.

Claims can be filed by calling 486-0350 or by visiting

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