-- "In almost every way Nevada is still reeling from the recession. It has the highest unemployment rate in the country at almost 13 percent, and one of the highest foreclosure rates. But in the northeast corner of the state, almost 500 miles from the Vegas strip, life is suddenly very good.
In Nevada's gold country the global boom that’s pushed gold prices to an all-time high – currently hovering around $1,700 per ounce -- brought an influx of jobs to mining towns like Elko, Nev., population 18,000."
MP: Mining employment in Nevada has increased by 27% over the last two years and reached an all-time record high in January. The employment level in Elko also set a record in January and is now about 12% above the pre-recession level.
HT: Paul Cerni