Carson City bests Reno and Vegas for January job growth

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January job growth in Carson City grew by 2.2 percent over January 2019 figures, giving the capital city the distinction of having the fastest job growth for the month compared to Reno and Las Vegas, according to figures released Tuesday by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

According to the state agency's January 2020 economic report, statewide, jobs increased by 1.6 percent, a gain of 22,800 new jobs added since January last year. Similarly, Nevada’s Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) all showed growth when compared to last year, with all three MSAs having faster employment growth rates than the national rate of 1.4 percent.

The Reno MSA added jobs at the rate of 1.6 percent when compared to January 2019. Las Vegas grew by 1.9 percent and Carson City had the fastest rate of 2.2 percent.

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