LAS VEGAS -- Some of the state's brightest minds in economics met Friday to discuss the Silver State's long road to recovery. Much of that recovery is dependant on thousands of jobs.
The State of Nevada Economic Forum met in Las Vegas. The forum is where economists give some insight into the state's economic future. The meeting involves a lot of number crunching and charts and can be dry at times, but the topics are of great importance to Nevadans.
Economist Leanndra Copeland with the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says more Nevadans are finding work.
"2013 marks our third year of recovery, and about one-quarter of the jobs have returned."
The year is expected to close with 5,500 more jobs in the professional and business services sector. Construction is also on the rebound, with 5,000 more jobs. Leisure and hospitality has grown by 4,400 jobs.