June 18th, 2010
01:10 PM ET
4 years ago

Nevada takes dubious jobless title from Michigan

New York (CNNMoney.com) - Nevada's jobless rate hit a record high last month and and is now the highest in the nation, the first time in four years that Michigan doesn't hold that distinction, according to a government report released Friday.

The Silver State's unemployment rate climbed to 14% in May, the highest in the state since 1976 when the Labor Department began collecting the data. It was up from 13.7% in April.

Meanwhile, joblessness slipped to 13.6% from 14% the previous month in Michigan, which has been ravaged by the struggles of the auto industry. The state has been the leader in unemployment rate since April 2006. During the last year, Nevada has lost a net total of more than 29,000 jobs, and posts the highest percentage increase in unemployment at 2.5%.

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soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. rachel

    Heck of a job reid

    June 18, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  2. Fair is Fair

    See ya, Harry!

    June 18, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  3. obama victim

    adios Harry

    June 18, 2010 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  4. Da Professor

    TOO BAD it is not Arizona instead of Nevada.

    June 18, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  5. Jilli

    Where's their governor? How about the local mayors? They're the ones ultimately responsible for business development and job creation. Sounds like they've failed.

    June 18, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  6. Michael

    Remember this and vote for Harry Reid.

    June 18, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  7. mike

    Thanks Harry, the stimulus has worked wonders for your constituency!!

    June 18, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  8. Steve- Illinois

    Thank Harry Reid for the wonderful recovery in Nevada!!! Isn't he the Senate majority leader? A lot of good that's done for Nevada!!!

    June 18, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
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