Monthly Archives: December 2015

November Nevada Gaming Win Up Over Last Year

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Nevada’s nonrestricted gaming licensees reported a total “gaming win” of $944.3 million for the month of November 2015, according to a release from the Gaming Control Board. This amounts to a 7.76% increase compared to November 2014, when licensees reported a gaming win of $876.2 million. For the fiscal year (July 1, 2015 through November… Read more »

Regional and State Unemployment – November 2015

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Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in November. Twenty-seven states had unemployment rate decreases from October, 11 states had increases, and 12 states and the District of Columbia had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, four states had… Read more »

County Employment and Wages Q2 2015

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From June 2014 to June 2015, employment increased in 319 of the 342 largest U.S. counties (counties with 75,000 or more jobs in 2014), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Utah County, Utah had the largest percentage increase, with a gain of 7.5 percent over the year, compared with national job growth of 2.0… Read more »

Western Region Consumer Price Index Unchanged

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Prices in the West Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), were unchanged in October, according to a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today. The two expenditure categories with the largest opposing effects were lower gasoline prices and higher shelter prices. (Note:  Data in… Read more »

Nevada Commerce Tax Form and Instructions [DRAFT]

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As of yesterday, the Nevada Tax Commission has presented the Commissioners with a first draft of the reporting form and instructions for the new Commerce Tax. Here is the form, compliments of the Nevada Taxpayers Association: Nevada Commerce Tax Return DRAFT If you have any questions or comments on either the form or instructions, the Commission… Read more »

U.S. and Metropolitan Unemployment Report (October 2015)

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Unemployment rates were lower in October than a year earlier in 337 of the 387 metropolitan areas, higher in 38 areas, and unchanged in 12 areas, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Twenty-four areas had jobless rates of less than 3.0 percent, and three areas had rates of at least 10.0 percent. Nonfarm payroll employment… Read more »

S Nevada Median Home Price Stays Steady at $220,000

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The median price of existing single-family homes sold in Southern Nevada during November was $220,000, up 8.9% from $202,000 one year ago, according to a release from the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR). November marked the fourth straight month that the real estate group reported a median home price of $220,000. Las Vegas home prices are… Read more »

Nevada Voter Registration Update

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The overall number of active registered voters in Nevada decreased in November 2015, as shown by data released today by the Secretary of State. The number of statewide active registered voters was reduced by 1.13% (-13,792) compared to October 2015. The decrease is attributed to routine voter list maintenance. Of the 1,208,727 active registered voters… Read more »