What Now for our Graduates?


It’s happened again. Just 12 years after the Great Recession wrecked the Las Vegas economy, we have now tumbled into a more severe economic downturn than the last one. Nevada’s unemployment rate has skyrocketed to 28.2 percent (per the Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation May Unemployment Report, 2020), the highest in Nevada’s history, and the highest unemployment rate in the country. About one in three Nevadans are out of work, and young people who are entering the labor market now will face more challenges than ever. At face value, the timing could not be worse for a young [...]