The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) said Wednesday that 18,445 claims had been paid. That’s about 20 percent of the 90,756 initial claims that had been filed to the PUA program from when it launched May 16 through Wednesday morning.
Investors want to sell a portion of their water at a farm near Winnemucca. For now, their focus is on the Humboldt River watershed, but in the past, the company has talked about water demands in fast-growing cities. That worries rural counties, dependent on water for their local economies and livelihoods, and environmental activists, concerned about the ecological effects of exporting water elsewhere.
The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported on Friday that the number of “continued claims” — which reflect people filing for benefits for successive weeks — has ticked down for the first time since the pandemic began.
One of the applicants who did receive payment was Frank Seaver, a self-employed sports writer from Las Vegas who has been out of work since the pandemic largely shut down sports. He said 11 weeks of back benefits through PUA were deposited in his account on Wednesday morning, after he got a notification a day before that the payment had been approved.
Amid widespread limits on non-essential travel, Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport — in normal times one of the busiest airports in the world — saw the number of passengers passing through the airport last month fall by more than 96 percent compared to the same time in 2019.