Nevada has highest jobless rate

Highest jobless numbers

At 12.3 percent, Nevada has the nation’s highest unemployment rate, the U.S. Labor Department reported on March 30. That’s down .4 percent, but the decrease is being attributed to discouraged workers who have dropped out of the employment market.

Nevada lost 12,800 jobs last month, more than any other state, both in raw numbers and in percentage loss. Only three states have double-digit joblessness.