Northern Nevada’s economic resurgence has been a key element to the state’s overall recovery and growth since the downturn. The region continues to report notable growth across a number of important economic indicators, and in many cases is outpacing the rest of the state.

Reno metropolitan area employment grew by 3.7 percent year over year in July 2018 (not seasonally adjusted), matching the statewide figure that ranked second in the nation. Reno employment gains have come while its unemployment rate has been well below state and national averages. In July, the unemployment rate for the Reno metropolitan area stood at 3.5 percent compared to 4.1 percent for the United States, 4.5 percent in Nevada, and 4.7 percent in Southern Nevada. The manufacturing sector has led the way for employment growth in Reno, adding 2,700 jobs over the past year for a 15.2 percent growth rate.

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