Jobless Rate Shows Improvement

Some improvement in the jobless rate. The March numbers from the state of Nevada show the official unemployment rate dropping to 4. 8 percent, down just slightly from February. However, it is the lowest jobless rate in our state since 2007,and the state’s jobless rate is below 5 percent for the second month in a row. Officials say the economy was bolstered by increases in construction and hotel and casino jobs. Nationally, the unemployment rate was 4.5 percent.