Nevada has experienced some of the strongest employment growth in the country in recent years, and although annual job growth in both the country and state has slowed, the Silver State remains well ahead of the national average. Since the start of 2019, year-over-year employment growth in the United States has dipped from 2.0 percent to 1.5 percent in September. In Nevada, job growth has dipped from 4.2 percent to 3.2 percent during the same period; however, Nevada’s latest job growth rate was more than twice the national rate and topped all other states.

Nevada’s job growth over the past year equated to 45,100 more jobs. This growth was primarily driven by gains in two major sectors, with the construction sector adding 9,800 new jobs and the professional and business services sector adding 9,700. These two sectors alone accounted for 43.2 percent of all jobs added in Nevada during the past year.

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