Like most of the state, Elko County’s economy continued to grow in the second quarter of 2019. Long-term employment continues to trend upward, with trailing 12-month average employment growing by 0.6 percent in April 2019. The unemployment rate decreased to 2.9 percent, down from 3.1 percent at the same time last year. Elko County’s unemployment rate remains one of the lowest in the state, and it is significantly lower than Nevada’s overall unemployment rate of 3.6 percent.

Total wages earned by Elko County workers increased significantly over the past year, despite employment remaining somewhat flat. In the fourth quarter of 2018, private industry workers in Elko County collectively earned $250.8 million in wages and salaries, 6.4 percent more than during the fourth quarter of 2017. Total annual private wages earned in Elko County were up 6.8 percent in 2018.

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