State jobless figure down

Nevada’s unemployment rate dipped in December. The epartment of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says the state’s jobless rate dropped to a seasonally adjusted 6.8 percent in December compared to 9 percent a year ago. The agency’s chief economist Bill Anderson says the unadjusted unemployment rates in all of the state’s 17 counties is now below 10 percent and the rate fell in each of the state’s statistical regions. Jobless rates in Southern Nevada and Reno region each dropped 2 percentage points compared to a year ago to 6.9 percent and 6.2 percent respectively. The Carson City area’s unemployment dropped 2.2 percentage points in December to 7 percent.