Skip to comments.Clark County jobless rate hits 14 percent
Posted on 08/20/2011 12:36:51 PM PDT by redreno
CARSON CITY The jobless rate in Clark County has climbed for the fourth consecutive month, hitting 14 percent in July, the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported today.
Its clear that unemployment figures are moving in the wrong direction and that is especially troubling for the thousands of Nevadans seeking employment, Gov. Brian Sandoval said.
Statewide unemployment rose from 12.4 percent in June to 12.9 percent in July with 169,400 out of work.
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How many more have used up their unemployment benefits and have been dropped from the counts?
That damn Tea Party causing high unemployment in Nevada.
They are such worse than Harry Reid. /sarc
Three cheers for Harry Reid. Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!
Three cheers for Harry Reid. Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!
I’f those evil Tea party people just had their rallies in Vegas, we wouldn’t be in this situation.
Their boy Dingy Harry is really doing it for them! Way to go Dingy! I’ll bet all of Dingy’s union thug pals still have jobs and are rolling in the big bucks.
Check out the unemployment rate for Yuma County Arizona
Things are pretty bad here. We would love to have the Clark County rate.
Harry Reid doesn’t care. He won’t be running again until 2014.
Nevada elected a Democrat senator,
who was instrumental in passing Obamacare,
and other laws, that are causing unemployment.
...i feel sorry only for the ones who voted against Reid.
the rest of them, helped keep control of the senate,
in the hands of those destroying our Nation.
Kalifonia, Nevada, Georgia, Michigan, D.C, all with double digit unemployment, stocks are tanking, allies are fleeing like we are on fire,the borders are a freakin’ sieve and ‘da’ One’ is partying the month away with his betters in Martha’s Vineyard. When will the con-gress make an end of this usurper or will we have to make and end of the present con-gress? I suppose conservatives asked the same questions about Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao, and all the other wanna be dictators who maneuvered their way to destructive power over their sleeping complacent people.
Nobody is going to the casinos. Obama is getting his wish.
I have no sympathy for them. They re-elected Harry Reid. They knew what they were getting.
"The unemployment figures out today are disappointing and more evidence that job creation must be our number one priority. However, that requires both parties to focus on putting Nevadans back to work and rebuilding our economy. Unfortunately, Republicans in Washington are instead spending their time pursuing an ideological agenda to kill Medicare by turning seniors' healthcare over to private insurance companies rather than creating good paying jobs that can't be shipped overseas. I hope that those who have been delaying our job creation efforts will look at these numbers and finally decide to put the best interests of Nevadans first by working with me to get the economy moving again."
Way to re elect that farce named Reid, Nevadans.
Lots of SEIUE members in Vegas. Wonder how they feel about their guy in DC now?
It is VERY hard to feel sorry for Nevada and their MANY financial problems at this point.
While I love to visit your state, after they voted to re-elect Harry Reid when they are a financial basket case, I’ve lost interset, if the folks in Nevada do not give a damn why should I???
As soon as the Great Impostor has been evicted I suspect there’ll be more conventions in Clark County and plenty more of the jets at McCarran that those greedy businessmen fly. And, there’ll be more of us that want to come visit the Strip more often.
I’m willing to bet that Las Vegas will be back alot sooner than many other locales in the USA.
Reelecting Harry Reid and expecting unemployment to get lower.
In the 1970's you had two State Models, Michigan and Texas.
Michigan, big Unions , high taxes and plenty of taxpayers benefits. Texas just the opposite.
Fast forward 2011. Michigan has gained 1 Million people from 10 to 11 Million. Texas went from 11 Million to 23 Million. Which model worked?
Nevada is an anomaly. Don’t look to other state’s ‘models’ as to whether Nevada will come back or flatline. It’s economy is mainly driven by gaming. When I stay at Harrah’s Las Vegas I don’t ask, nor do I care whether the hotel maid is SEIU. The casinos decided they were going union when the Mafia told them so back in the 1940’s.
As long as greed is operative, there’ll be money to feed Carson City’s coffers. And some of it will be mine.
Now, Harry Reid. Harry is obviously in over his head with the Las Vegas casino operators and the SEIU leading him around by the nose. How else could he operate in such a low population state with such major influences as the gaming industry and it’s cohort the SEIU? Were Harry a conservative in Nevada who would step forward to back him when so much of the state’s employed are tied to the gaming dollar? So, over the years Harry the Mormon (no malevolence intended on my part) became less conservative and really became a ‘jack’ Mormon, forsaking his principles for shady land deals and large political contributions from shady and not so shady sources. The state turned bluer as the population bounded; fueled by immigrants to vacuum the floors, make the beds, handle the trash and wash the dishes.
Were it my call, I’d say it was the tourists that turned this state from reliable red back in the day to it’s current blue and they didn’t even realize that they were doing it. That’s not to discount the influx of Californians and others escaping but that is the Nevada anomaly.