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DETR adv Payne

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada’s unemployment department is reporting improved jobless numbers in the state at the same time a class action lawsuit filed against the department is alleging it’s failing to pay approximately 60,000 gig workers in a timely manner.

The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, known as DETR, released its May 2020 economic report Tuesday morning. The report shows the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 25.3% in May compared to 30.1% in April.

While that seems like good news, countless people have reached out to 13 Action News in recent weeks saying they are still unable to receive benefits they are entitled through DETR, especially when it comes to the federally funded Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA, for gig workers who might not otherwise be eligible for Unemployment Insurance.

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