Nevada’s unemployment rate remained at a seasonally-adjusted 8.5 percent for March, the same as February, and down from 10.2 percent year-over-year, according to figures released Friday from the state's Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.
March figure equates to 117,000 Nevadans out of work. Metro area unemployment rates for Carson City, Reno and Las Vegas will be available next week.
Lyon County, Nevada was the fastest-growing county in the United States prior to the 2008 economic collapse took one of the biggest hits statewide in the foreclosure crisis. The state overall was one of the hardest hit nationally and the housing market is still in recovery.
A glimmer of hope was seen in 2013, as home values headed up while foreclosure rates headed down, according to a report from the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent in February, according to figures released Friday from Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. Carson City had the highest unemployment rate among the state’s three metro areas in February at 9.9 percent. Las Vegas had the lowest jobless rate at 8.6 percent.
Nevada’s unemployment rate fell in January to 8.7 percent. January also marked the 37th month of year-over-year job growth, according to figures released Monday by Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.
The unadjusted jobless rates in Carson City climbed to 10.3 percent, compared to 9.2 percent in December. The Reno/Sparks unadjusted unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in January 2014, which compares with 8.2 percent in December.
Northern Nevada Development Authority is proud to announce that LaBudde Group, through their Nevada subsidiary Clean Dried Processing, has expanded to Northern Nevada. Clean Dried Processing has opened a 150,000 square foot dual purpose manufacturing and distribution facility in Silver Springs.
Annual adjustments to Nevada’s labor market data show that job growth statewide was stronger than initially estimated. Specifically, job estimates increased statewide by 9,200 from preliminary readings, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation announced Thursday.
Carson City’s benchmark revealed the area’s economy lost fewer jobs than initially estimated in 2013. Carson City employment still fell by an annual average of 200 jobs over-the-year, a decrease of 0.6 percent from average 2012 levels, however the benchmark put back 100 more jobs than was initially reported in 2013.
Let's ignore the 80/800 group of businesses in Carson City, for the moment, and consider meeting the 20/20 group in a compromise over the sales tax increase to pay for their proposed ten million dollar corridor improvements. Why not have them put up half the money of $5 Million ($250K each) and the city can match their investment for the remaining half? Let's all compromise and meet them halfway. If they are willing to put up their money, where our taxes are to be spent, then let hear it for compromise.
Carson City area job seekers will have a chance to meet with at least 50 employers Feb. 21 at an employment fair at the community center.
The fair runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. inside the gym area of the Carson City Community Center, 851 East William Street. It is being sponsored by Carson City Health and Human Services, JOIN, Inc. and the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.
The Mayor said he would like our Board of Supervisors to approve a 1/8 cent sales tax increase. I’d like you to tell them to vote “NO.”
Not because we can’t afford the average $12.50 per family increase and not because none of the projects are worthwhile. It is because the Mayor and a few of our Supervisors have demonstrated that their vision of Carson City is one where an increased cost of living, increased debt, and increased long term fiscal obligations should be our future.
Three basic principles of leadership are: to willingly place the needs of others above your own; make decisions for the betterment of the majority, and have the courage and self discipline to stay the course regardless of the consequences.
As an elected official serving Carson City I would like to share my thoughts on the Mayor’s “State of the City” report which gave the status of the City’s financial stability, showed major accomplishments of the past year, and provided an overview of forthcoming projects.
Read the full text of Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell's State of the City speech, after the jump.
While unemployment fell to 8.8 percent statewide in December, the lowest since November 2008, the jobless rate in Carson City climbed from 9.1 to 9.3 percent, according to Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation figures released Monday.
Unemployment rates for the state’s metropolitan areas, including Carson City, are not adjusted for seasonality therefore the overall decrease in jobless figures are outside the main population cores. Reno's unemployment went from 8.2 to 8.4 percent, and Las Vegas, 8.6 to 8.9 percent.
If you are currently receiving
or if you have recently exhausted your benefits, you may be eligible to receive workforce training services at no cost.
If interested, please stop by or call the Carson City JOIN office.
Orientation for JOIN services will be held on the
1st and 3rd Friday each month at 10:00AM.
If you are currently receiving unemployment benefits or have recently exhausted your benefits, you may be eligilble to receive workforce training services at no cost.
If interested, please stop by or call the Carson City JOIN, Inc office. Orientation for JOIN services will be held on January 10,2014 at 10:AM.
Location is 1925 N. Carson Street; 775-283-0125.
The jobless rate in Carson City fell to 9.1 percent in November, part of an overall trend statewide for the month where Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 9 percent, down from 9.3 percent in October, making it the most significant improvement in the unemployment in a year, according to the state's Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid was hospitalized this morning in Washington, D.C., according to spokesman Adam Jentleson.
“Early this morning, Senator Reid was not feeling well and as a precaution decided to go to the hospital. Tests have been conducted and everything is normal. He is alert, resting and feeling better," said Jentleson. “Doctors have asked that he remain in the hospital for observation so he will not be working today.”
Nevada JobConnect is warning jobseekers to beware of a Craig’s List scam in which two Northern Nevada customers recently fell victim.
An advertisement on Craig’s List requested jobseekers purchase Wal-Mart gift cards for $70 to pay for OSHA training for a job. Clients were told to go to the Reno or Sparks JobConnect where they would supposedly receive OSHA training to qualify for the job. However, no such training or job opportunity exists, said Renee Olson, administrator for the Employment Security Division of Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.
This is a letter to the editor addressed to Carson City Board of Supervisor Jim Shirk: Jim, Your vote Thursday although disappointing was not a surprise. I believe either you have no experience in running a business and its challenges or you have no respect for the power of small business. We small business owners are also tax and fee payers to not only City, State but also Federal government. We are also the employers.
While state jobless figures went down for the month, the October unemployment figures in Carson City increased to 9.6 percent, up from from September’s 9.4 percent.
"Carson City's economy still struggles and has lost 700 jobs or -2.5 percent relative to one year ago," according to Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation Labor overview.
Although unemployment figures for Carson City won't be available until Friday, the capital city did add 200 jobs in September, the largest increase since June, adding to Nevada's overall improving job climate, state employment officials said Monday.
Statewide, the unemployment rate for September registered at a seasonally adjusted 9.3 percent, down from 9.5 percent in August. It is the lowest jobless rate since December 2008, according to a report released by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.
Medical marijuana dispensaries will not be allowed in unincorporated areas of Lyon County, commissioners decided Thursday.
In a 4 to 1 vote, the board approved the ordinance that outlaws dispensaries, laboratories and grow operations in the mostly rural county. The ordinance was proposed by Sheriff Allen Veil and brought forward by Commissioner Virgil Arellano.
With job creation key to Nevada's ongoing economic recovery, Gov. Brian Sandoval and Northern Nevada Development Authority officials announced Monday that the agency's work has led to a milestone, making a $1 billion economic impact across a five county region over the past three years.
CARSON CITY - Gov. Brian Sandoval said Thursday he sympathizes with Nevadans who are not getting their unemployment checks in a timely manner, but the state is fixing the problem caused by the Employment Security Division%u2019s new computer system.
CARSON CITY — "I am furious. I want to pull my hair out, and I know I am not the only one with the problem."
Las Vegas resident Sarah Lowe said Wednesday that almost every hour since Sunday she has been trying futilely to call the Employment Security Commission to file for her weekly unemployment.
She received only busy signals.
Among all the closed businesses and empty buildings around Carson there are a few places that are finally starting to bloom both figuratively and literally. North Carson was doubly hard hit by the recession and the freeway bypass that diverts traffic around the north end of town. There are dozens of vacant business properties on the North end of our city. So any improvement should be a welcome change in our cities fortunes or rather misfortune of the last five years.
A worldwide industry leader known for welcoming and accommodating guests has awarded Western Nevada College and its Carson City business partners a grant to offer hospitality certification workshops.
Hilton Worldwide has allocated a $5,000 Travel and Purpose Action Grant to WNC and key local partners - the Hampton Inn & Suites Carson City, and the Carson Valley Inn, Carson City Chamber of Commerce, and Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce. The grant will help fund a public workshop for American Hotel and Lodging Association certification on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Hampton Inn.
More than 20,000 Nevadans will see a 59 percent reduction in their federal extended unemployment benefits beginning the week ending August 31 because of federal budget cuts known as sequestration, the state's Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reports.
The federal sequestration cuts will only affect federal extended benefits, also known as Emergency Unemployment Compensation, which begins after a claimant has exhausted their regular unemployment benefits which typically last up to 26 weeks, according to a news release.
Carson City's unemployment rate rose to 10.1 percent in June, after falling to 9.5 percent a month earlier, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reports Friday. Statewide, the jobless rate went up slightly to a seasonally adjusted 9.6 percent.
Carson City and Las Vegas, which also registered a 10.1 percent unemployment rate, are the two metro areas in the state with the highest unemployment figures.
Nevada Senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller have introduced the Douglas County Conservation Act of 2013, which is designed to promote conservation, improve recreation opportunities, and provide for sensible development in Douglas County.
The May unemployment rate in Carson City fell from 10.1 percent to 9.5 percent, marking the lowest number of unemployed in the capital city since 2008.
Statewide, unemployment rate fell from 9.6 percent to 9.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, with 131,400 people looking for work, marking the 29th straight month of private-sector job creation on a year-over-year basis and the lowest number of unemployed since the worst of the recession hit the Silver State beginning in 2008.
A 56-year-old Carson City woman was sentenced to prison Tuesday after embezzling at least $140,000 as office manager of a Carson City company formerly owned by actor Kevin Costner.
On Tuesday, District Court Judge James Wilson sentenced Barbara Jean Larson to 24 to 72 months in prison on a charge of embezzlement and 12 to 30 months on a charge related to defrauding the State of Nevada, Employment Security Division.
With April unemployment stats showing more Carson City residents finding employment following statewide recessionary woes from 2008 to 2011, the hope of more hiring opportunities will be in the spotlight today, Friday, at a second Carson City job fair.
Around 50 employers will be on hand from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center. Among the employers will be those representing area casinos, local manufacturers, home health, home improvement outlets, department stores, retail, banking, staffing agencies and restaurants.
Lyon County will receive $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Interior for revenue generated on public land, Sen. Harry Reid announced Thursday. Douglas County will receive $615,397 and Carson City $116,138.
Statewide funds totaling $23.3 million will be received from from the Department, which collects about $14 billion in revenue annually from commercial activities on federal lands, such as oil and gas leasing, livestock grazing and timber harvesting.
Nevada’s unemployment dropped to 9.6 percent in April, falling nearly 2 percentage points over the year. Carson City's unemployment rate fell to 10.1 percent and is now the only metro area in the state to have a double digit unemployment rate, according to the state's Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.
Nevada’s seasonal adjusted unemployment rate went up slightly in March to 9.7 percent, up from 9.6 percent in February, the state's unemployment department reports.
Carson City’s rate dropped slightly from 10.7 percent in February, to 10.6 percent, but continues to have the highest rate of Nevada metro areas. However, Carson City is down considerably from 12.2 percent a year ago.
Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to seasonally adjusted 9.7 percent in January, which is the 18th straight month the state has seen a decline in the number of people unemployed. Now below Rhode Island, the Silver State is no longer considered the state with the highest unemployment rate in the country, a position it had held since February 2010.
The unemployment rate in Carson City is down 1.8 percentage points since last year and stood at 11.2 percent in January 2013.
A 28-year-old Carson City woman faces a felony grand larceny charge after allegedly trying to steal approximately 40 items of clothing valued at around $1,000 from Kohls.
Lindsie Newman was arrested Monday 6:45 p.m. after store security stopped her as she left the store without paying. The woman placed items of clothing in a purse and in a plastic bag, according to the arrest report.
Nevada's unemployment figures continue to show relative signs of improvement with a decline in figures for December at 10.2 percent compared to November's 10.8 percent. In Carson City, the drop was significant, with 10.1 percent unemployment for the month compared to 12.8 percent a year ago, a 2.7 percent difference.
Sometimes it takes a while to get the big picture, to see things coming into focus. Now, I am not much for conspiracy theories, but if anything looks like it is being driven by design, this is one. The theories driving it were formulated many lifetimes ago. The people whose sick minds spawned them are long dead. For the life of me I do not understand how any egomaniac could possibly get his jollies from a trend he might have started but maybe not even his great-grandson might see coming to fruition. But there it is, a hundred year timeline on several fronts.
Destruction of money
Fighters Against Child Abuse has initiated it's Baby Cabinet Program for 2013. This program will help parents and guardians that are struggling financially, awaiting state or government assistance or unemployment determinations. The Baby Cabinet is in need of Baby Formula (Powder or Liquid), Jar Baby Food, Packet Baby Food, Snacks, Pediassure, Pedialite, Diapers (all sizes), Rash Creams etc...All baby food must be well within it's expiration dates. The Baby Cabinet needs your help to keep these children with the necessities they require. Please call 775-434-4087 and arrange for pick-up.
Nearly 25,000 Nevadans have been told their unemployment insurance benefits will end after this week if Congress doesn't act by Tuesday to continue the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program.
On Jan. 2, the EUC program will expire, unless Congress votes to extend the federal benefits as it has done in the past, said Renee Olson, administrator Employment Security Division of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation Division.
Nevada’s unemployment rate dropped to 10.8 percent in November, the lowest it’s been in more than three years.
Carson City’s rate declined from 10.7 percent in October to 10.3 percent in November.
The state may have paid up to $5 million in unemployment benefits to inmates in prison or county jails in the last three years, a legislative audit says.
The report said an examination of records of the state Employment Security Division found 67 inmates illegally received a total of $240,000 in benefits in fiscal 2012.
The Carson City group of Fighters Against Child Abuse has announced their creation of "The Baby Cabinet" The creation of this program, initiated by FACA Vice President Lori Primak is designed to help struggling families due to unemployment, not qualifying for assistance under strict guidelines and awaiting determinations.
CARSON CITY – A federal emergency unemployment benefit program will expire on Jan. 2, cutting off about 25,000 Nevadans from the program, a state agency reported today.
As a matter of law, the Nevada state constitution requires a balanced budget. As a matter of economic law and history, raising taxes will never balance a budget. It never has and never will. If a budget cannot be balanced without tax increases, it will never be balanced afterwards. The reason is simple, raising taxes decreases tax revenues and strangles growth. Many Nevada taxpayers believe that our legislators seek to redistribute our tax dollars to buy votes or political power rather than serve the public good.
CARSON CITY – Nevada’s unemployment rate for October dropped to a seasonally adjusted 11.5 percent, down from 11.8 percent in September, the lowest it’s been in three and a half years, a state agency reported today.
New unemployment numbers released Monday show the largest drop in three and a half years. Nevada's unemployment rate in October dropped to a seasonally adjusted 11.5 percent, down from 11.8 percent in September, the lowest it’s been in three and a half years.
Carson City recorded a decline from 10.9 percent to 10.7 percent.