More than one-fourth of Nevada’s workforce is out of a job. The chief economist for the state employment office said Friday Nevada’s April unemployment rate of 28.2% is the worst in the nation. David Schmidt says it’s the worst any state has seen since the national employment rate was estimated at 25% in 1933 during the depths of the Great Depression. Nevada has been hit especially hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic because so many of its jobs are tied to travel, tourism and hospitality industries. He says Nevada’s accommodation and food service industry lost nearly 41% of its jobs compared to last April.