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September 20, 2018

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Nevada unemployment rate lowest since August 2007

CARSON CITY — Recent figures show Nevada added 9,500 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percent to 4.6 percent in the state.

The Nevada Appeal reports data released Wednesday indicates the state's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been since August 2007. Overall the state has added 46,000 jobs over the last year.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says the numbers are "encouraging for our state and continues to strengthen Nevada's economic standing,"

The state's unemployment rate fell for the third straight month. Total unemployment fell below 70,000 to 68,396 for the first time since January 2008.

Manufacturing employment has also increased by 14 percent over the last year.