Nevada's unemployment rate has fallen for the second straight month, the lowest rate since May 2009.
The number dropped from 11.8 percent in September to 11.4 percent.
Hundreds of jobs were created and filled in Nevada as well as Clark County, but there are still 167,000 residents seeking work.
"It's very humbling. It's a struggle. I can't afford to not get up every day and just give up," said Larissa Brandom, who is currently unemployed.
Every day, more and more positions on the Job Connect's employment board are being filled. It's a sign of the state's slow unemployment rate decline.
"It's well below the 6 percent growth we seen prior to the recession but nonetheless better than where we were in 2009 2010 when we lost roughly 130,000 to 150,000 jobs those years, " said Bill Anderson with the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.
Nevada economist Bill Anderson says nearly 4,700 new jobs were created in Nevada in 2011.
"The leisure and hospitality sector is leading the way. Job levels there are up by several thousands compared to where they were a year ago and that's because visitors are forever turned," added Anderson.
Even though the job sector seems to be picking up, Larissa says finding a good job is not easy.
"You have to put your best foot forward and hope for the best and if you don't keep trying. That's all you can do," added Brandom.
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