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Nevada Jobless Rate Drops to 10.8% in November

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Nevada's unemployment rate has dropped to 10.8%, which is the lowest it's been in more than three years.

The November numbers released Friday by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation were well below October's jobless rate of 11.5%.

It comes after the state added a seasonally adjusted 9,200 jobs between October and November. That's the biggest month-to-month gain since April 2005.

The unemployment rate in Las Vegas was down to 10.4% in November, while Reno's rate was 9.9% and Carson City's was 10.3%.

Gov. Brian Sandoval says the report is good news, but there's still much work to be done to diversify the state's economy and attract new businesses to Nevada. (AP)

Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement:

"I'm pleased that Nevadans are continuing to get back to work. While we have a long way to go, we are making progress.  Now we need to maintain this momentum by continuing to work to strengthen our state's middle class. Families need financial certainty as they head into the New Year. Republicans in Congress can give middle class Nevadans that assurance by working with Democrats to avoid the fiscal cliff and avert a tax hike come January 1st.

"The more we work to protect America's middle class the stronger our economy will be. Speaker Boehner should bring the middle-class tax cut passed by the Senate five months ago to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote. The Senate-passed bill would protect 98 percent of families and 97 percent of small businesses from crippling tax hikes. If Republicans truly want to ensure American families' taxes don't go up on January 1, they should simply pass the Senate bill."

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