CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Jobs are growing in Nevada and more people are coming to fill them, according to the state demographer.

The Nevada Appeal reports that state demographer Jeff Hardcastle said recovery was slow compared to the rest of the country. By July, the state had regained jobs lost since employment peaked in May 2007. Jobs lost nationwide had rebounded by 2014. Hardcastle said Nevada may buck a national trend of decreased employment in manufacturing.

He said Nevada's manufacturing industry could add 6,000 jobs in the next 20 years. Population projections say the state will gain nearly 426,000 residents by 2035. Most of the growth is expected in Clark and Washoe counties. Annual population projections help the state plan its budget. The full report is available from the Nevada Department of Taxation.