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28 Thursday, March 13, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Unemployment rate at a new low in Nevada For two consecutive years Nevada&apos;s se;.lsonally ad- justed uncn+ployment rate stayed within a narrow range of 5.1 and 5.7 percent, showing tile strength of tile Sil- ver State's economy. State labor market analysts re F today that the seasonally adjusted unemployn/ent rate dipped nine-tenths of a percentage point to 4.6 percent in January. During the same time Nevada's jobless rate was eight-tenths of a percentage point lower than the .rational rate of 5.4 prcent (up one-tenth of a percentage point). See story inside. Carol Jackson, director of the l)epartment of Employ- ment, Training and Rehabilitation reported "Nevada's unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in seven years. We haven"t seen 4.6 percent unemployment since January 1990. You take the low unemployment rate and stack that alongside our high rate of new jobs creation, unbel iex able.'" Jackson x ent on to say. "Nevada's job gro\\; th contin- ties to out+pace every other state in the nation. If you ..... k at the national rate of job growth. 2.2 percent, and look at our neighbors to the west, California. v, ho boasts a 3.3 percent job growth, and then look tit our over-the- year growth, what can you say'? Nevada is growing in leaps and bmmds." The bureau estimates that during January, the Las Ve- gas metropolitan statistical area's (Clark and Nye coun- ties in Nevada and Mohave County in Arizona) non-sea- sonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4,7 percent, do' n si x-tenths of a percentage point l)ecember to Janu- ary. And \\;Vashoc County's non-adjusted January job- less rate was 5.5 percent, up seven-tenths of a percent- age point mer the month, 8. I percent over the year, and what you've got is ahnost In Carsoi City labor market area (Carson City, Dou- Look carefully At Nuke Waste Bill In a letter sent to our Nation's Attorney General today, Nevada Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa strongly urged her counterparts to look care- fully at the bill pending in the U.S. Senate which would create a temporary spent nuclear reactor fuel and high-level radioactive waste storage site at the Nevada Test Site. The bill would also rewrite the law identifying Yucca Mountain for a permanent reposi- tory. In the letter, Dei Papa itemized a list of constitu- tional and other defects in Senator Craig's bill (R- Idaho) which is being pushed by Senator Murkowske (R- Alaska) on behalf of the nuclear industry lobby- ist. Provisions that allow the Secretary of Energy to preempt all states and federal laws, questionable ex- emptions to the environmental laws, and a radiation protection standard of 100 millirem, which is 25 times less stringent than that allowed for drinking water were cited. Del Papa took particular excep- tion to the provision which directed the Nuclear Refulatory Commission to ignore catastrophic events. "'The major deficiencies of the size," Del Papa pointed out, "'rest with catastrophic events. A group of internationally recognized scientists are con- vinced that it is only a matter of time before vio- lent steam explosions and perhaps low-yield nuclear explosions occur if ,pent fuel is placed in Yucca Mountain." Del Papa remainded the Attorneys Gen- eral that most of the United States is downwind of the Nevada Test Site. Del Papa noted that, "Except for a few obliga- tory notices, neither the State of Nevada nor its Governor is mentioned in S. 104, which causes impacts upon the State as a whole." Lincoln County, Nye County and Caliente are impacts upon the State as a whole." Lincoln County, Nye County and Caliente are prominently mentioned for benefits agreements and Federal land grants. These are "mat- ters of state-wide concern," she explained, "only the State Legislature is competent to deal with such issues and to represent the will of all of the citi- zens of the State." She stated that Congress is charged with protecting the State's constitutional glas. Lyon,and Storey Counties) unemployment was estimated at 9.0 percent, up nine-tenths of a per- centagepoint since December. And the Elkolabor market area I EIko and Eureka counties) unemploy- ment rate was estimated at 6.2 percent, also up nine-tenths of a percentage point over the month. The number of workers employed at businesses throu<,hout Nevada continues to grow, with over- the-year job gains in all basic industrial sectors. Those job gains include: Service Industries (gaming, recreation and ho- tels; personal; business) Trade (retail & wholesale) Construction, Federal, State, and Local Govern- ment. Also included are Transportation and Public Utilities, Manufacturing, Finance Insurance and Real Estate, and Mining. right to a representative form of government rather than undermining it. Del Papa referenced provisions in the bill which the courts from interfering in the con- struction of the storage facility and repository until a final review is completed. She stated that, "In the absence of resort to United States Su- preme Court, which the bill virtually assures, we would be left with a judicial branch of govern- ment which would be effectively hogtied by the legislative branch," In asking her colleagues to revisit this serious issue, Del Papa said "It may only be a matter of time before the Congress wields its power in a similar unconstitutional manner against your State." Senator Murkowske has announced his intent to bring the bill to a vote of his Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week and it could see floor action by the end of the month. Dei Papa hopes to help generate opposition to the bill based upon its defects to prevent an over- ride of a veto promised by President Clinton. 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