The number of jobs statewide exceeded the 1.2 million mark in January for the first time since 2008. The leisure and hospitality "super sector" on its own added nearly 12,000 statewide positions year over year in January, which is largely attributed to positive development on the Strip. Experts predict that unemployment will continue to decline throughout 2014 with a possibility of reaching the low 7 percent range by year's end.
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