Nevada employment headed toward pre-recession levels – VEGAS INC

Nevada’s jobs outlook continues to point up, with employment expected to return to pre-recession levels by mid-2016, Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported today.Job growth is expected to climb by 45,000 jobs in 2015, 52,000 jobs in 2016 and approach 60,000 jobs in 2017, surpassing peak levels last seen in 2007. Employment peaked in 2007 at 1.28 million jobs; as of third quarter 2014, the state is at 1.20 million jobs.The quarterly projections were presented Friday as part of the state’s daylong Economic Forum, a twice-yearly meeting of five independent economic experts that projects Nevada’s revenue and helps lawmakers set the state budget for the next two years.

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