Nevada Tops Nation in Job Growth in First Quarter


Bill Anderson
Chief Economist
Las Vegas, NV - September 17, 2015

Governor Brian Sandoval today announced Nevada’s private sector job growth during the first quarter of this year translates into the strongest gain in the nation according to information released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Based on this information, the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s Research and Analysis Bureau assessed Nevada’s job growth relative to the rest of the nation. With an increase of 45,100 jobs, the Silver State grew at a rate of 4.4 percent during the first quarter compared to the same period in 2014.

“This is a great milestone for our State and an indication that businesses and consumers are more confident in our economy. It is very encouraging to know that Nevada’s population growth is supported by a foundation of a growing and diversified economy,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “Driven by the perseverance of our private sector, Nevada is on a path to lead and we are optimistic about the new possibilities and potentials of the future. We must continue this positive momentum by preparing our workforce for the new Nevada economy through renewed workforce development efforts and an emphasis on a strong, modernized education system.”

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