- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada officials say initial claims for unemployment insurance climbed in November likely because of seasonal and short-term jobs ending.

Officials with the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said Thursday that more than 16,000 claims were filed in November. That’s up from about 14,000 claims in October, and up 12 percent from the same time a year ago.

State economist Bill Anderson says the increase is driven by claims filed when a person ends a temporary job and seeks benefits again, rather than a layoff from a long-term job.

State officials say initial claims tend to rise in the fall and winter.

The number of claims in November is less than half of what it was in the peak month of the recession.

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