Las Vegas Sun

October 15, 2019

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By the Numbers:

Workforce reductions hit Nevada amid recession

It’s no secret that Nevada has more workers in the hospitality and food service industries than any other state. About 1 in 4 are employed in these fields, the bulk of them in gaming resorts. But we've also taken the biggest hit — nearly 9 percent fewer jobs in September 2009 than in the same month two years earlier, before the recession.

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