The unemployment rate in Nevada has risen to 28.2%, Gov. Steve Sisolak said in a series of tweets Friday.
The state lost 244,800 jobs over the last month, according to data released by the Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation.
"Nevada is facing record high unemployment and the sheer numbers are difficult to comprehend," Sisolak tweeted.
The total number of initial weekly claims has fallen for the first time since the pandemic began, the data shows. But the claims have continued to grow to 369,041, the governor tweeted.