Layoffs hit northern Nevada economy; Reno casino to lay off 150 workers

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RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Layoffs as a result of the coronavirus crisis have already hit the northern Nevada economy, with one Reno casino expecting to fire at least 150 workers this week.

A recent poll from NPR/PBS News Hour/Marist showed nearly 1 in 5 ‘households experiencing a layoff or a reduction in work hours.' Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned the unemployment rate could skyrocket to nearly 20 percent without a significant rescue of the economy.

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