Mining drives Nevada job growth

Posted on November 15, 2012 by Minerals Make Life

Nevada’s mining sector has accounted for 14 percent of jobs added in the state in the past year and 33 percent of jobs added statewide since the recession ended in June 2009, according to a recently released study from the Nevada Mining Association completed by Las Vegas-based Applied Analysis.

Jeremy Aguero, principal analyst for Applied Analysis, noted that, “these were not jobs recovered that had been lost; rather, they represented real growth. Industry representatives have indicated that there is unfulfilled demand for even more employees to join the industry.”

According to the National Mining Association report “Economic Contributions of U.S Mining 2010,” Nevada is one of the five states where mining accounts for the largest share of total employment.

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