“However, it is up slightly from the level seen in August which had 13,063 initial

claims, said Bill Anderson, chief economist for Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. “Initial claims have fallen compared to the previous year in 53 of the past 58 months. In general, claims in the Silver State have been trending down as of late, and continue in line with the historical trend.”

Across the country,16 states and the District of Columbia had statistically significant over-the-month changes in employment in September 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The largest significant job gains occurred in Texas with 36,400, Illinois with 19,300 and Colorado with 14,600.

The BLS also says that year-over-year, 37 states had statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were positive. The largest significant over-the-year job increase occurred in Texas with 413,700, followed by California with 297,000 and Florida with 205,600.