ELKO – Elko County continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in Nevada, and currently is the top county in the state when it comes to the increase in online job postings since the beginning of 2017.
“Elko has seen the largest increase in ad volume over last year, with 680 more ads, totaling 5,800 ads year-to-date,” stated a report from the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.
Elko is in the middle of the pack, however, when it comes to job growth. Western Nevada’s tech-related construction and manufacturing growth put Storey County way ahead of other counties at 67 percent, generating 4,200 new jobs since Jan. 1.
Elko County’s unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in November was surpassed only by Eureka County at 2.9 percent.
Elko County is also near the statewide mark when it comes to average weekly wages of just over $900. Other counties range from $710 in Lincoln to a high of $1,810 in Eureka.