Jobless rates hold steady, tick up in Nevada metro areas

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Unemployment rates are either holding steady or ticking up in Nevada's three main metropolitan areas.

The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported this week that Las Vegas' jobless rate remained flat at 6.3 percent in November.

The rate rose to 5.7 percent in the Reno area, up from 5.6 percent a month earlier.

It also ticked up to 6.8 percent in Carson City in November, up from 6.6 percent in October.

Regional unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted.

The news comes a week after the agency reported that Nevada's overall jobless rate hit a new seven-year low of 6.5 percent. That rate is seasonally adjusted.

Nevada has added nearly 31,000 jobs over the past year, for a growth rate of 2.5 percent.

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