By the Numbers:

Workforce reductions hit Nevada amid recession

Mon, Nov 30, 2009 (2 a.m.)

It’s no secret that Nevada has more workers in the hospitality and food service industries than any other state. About 1 in 4 are employed in these fields, the bulk of them in gaming resorts. But we've also taken the biggest hit — nearly 9 percent fewer jobs in September 2009 than in the same month two years earlier, before the recession.

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