March 24, 2016March 24, 2016
JetBlue announced it will be providing non-stop flights from the Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Long Beach Airport starting August 15 this year. This is the second recent expansion of non-stop flights by JetBlue at Reno/Tahoe International Airport, with the company adding direct flights to New York last year. The flights are planned to depart Reno at 2:15 p.m., and returning flights from Long Beach will depart at 12:15 p.m. To promote this new direct flight, JetBlue is offering rates of $59 for one-way flights to Long Beach, which ends today (March 24).
The unemployment rate for Nevada decreased to 5.9 percent in February, which is the first time the state has dipped below 6 percent in the past eight years. The new statistics, provided by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, also indicate the rate of long-term joblessness for Nevada is less than 2 percent. As the unemployment rate fell, the state saw a seasonally-adjusted increase of 1,700 jobs in February compared to January. Dating back to last year, the state experienced a 2.3 percent growth rate, equating to 28,700 jobs.