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By John G. Edwards, Las Vegas Review-Journal Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Jan. 25--Nevada continues to lead the nation in job growth thanks to the explosive Las Vegas area economy, even though the statewide unemployment rate edged up slightly in December, a report Monday from the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation shows.
Statewide, December's unemployment rate was up 0.1 percent to 3.8 from November's 3.7 percent. For the Las Vegas area, however, unemployment fell 0.1 from November to December when 3.5 percent of Southern Nevadans were jobless.
Overall employment in the Las Vegas area rose by 5.3 percent to 855,500 in December from the same month in the prior year. Statewide, total employment grew 4.8 percent to 1,115,000, the employment department …