Thanks to continued job growth, the Las Vegas Valley's jobless rate fell from 8.9 percent in January to 8.6 percent in February. Nevada continues to show progress in its recovery from the recession with its escalation in consumer confidence along with an increased willingness of employers to add jobs. Statewide unemployment dropped to 8.5 percent this February, down from 10.5 percent in February 2013. With progress still to be made, Nevada's unemployment rate remains well above the national rate of 6.7 percent.
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