Unemployment also saw positive trends as Nevada
reported an unemployment rate of 6.5 percent in July 2016 (latest
available data). This represents a drop of half a percentage point
from July 2015.

Elko County continues to see a gradual decline in employment
despite the positive state-level trends. In July 2016, Elko reported
26,070 jobs, which represents a decline of 0.6 percent from the
same month in the prior year. Even with the slight dip in total jobs,
the unemployment rate in Elko County improved to 5.0 percent
in July 2016, a 0.3 percentage point drop from a year earlier. The
county’s rate also remained well below the statewide average.

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