Nevada unemployment rate drops below 7 percent for 1st time since mid-2008

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LAS VEGAS — Nevada's falling unemployment rate has dipped below 7 percent for the first time since mid-2008.

The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday that Nevada's jobless rate dropped to 6.9 percent in November, down from 7.1 percent the month before.

November marked the 46th straight month that the unemployment rate declined year-over-year.

Gov. Brian Sandoval described the milestone as "tremendous news," but said the state needed to continue efforts to help its citizens find gainful employment.

Nevada added a seasonally adjusted 2,400 jobs in November compared with October. There were 27,100 more jobs in November compared with the same time last year.

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