Monthly Archives: October 2017

Nevada Gaming Win Sees Healthy Gains in September

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Nevada’s nonrestricted gaming licensees reported a total “gaming win” of $979,859,876 for the month of September 2017, according to the state’s Gaming Control Board. This amounts to a 3.25% increase compared to September 2016, when licensees reported a gaming win of $948,991,121. Gaming win has increased 5.01% for the fiscal year (July 1, 2017 through… Read more »

McCarran Passenger Volume Steady in September

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The latest air traffic stats for Southern Nevada are in. McCarran International Airport saw an roughly 20,000 more passengers in September than it did during the same month in 2016, an increase of 0.4 percent. Passenger volume is up 2.3% for the year to date. International traffic is down 1.7% year-over-year in September, but still… Read more »

Las Vegas, Reno Split in Sales Tax Rankings

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The Tax Foundation has released its midyear assessment of sales tax rates across major cities. While there are more than 10,000 separate sales tax jurisdictions with varying rates, this study focused on 115 cities with populations greater than 200,000. Even in this small sample, rates vary greatly. They range from a high of 10.25% in… Read more »

Nevada Home To 2 Of West’s 7 Export-Dependent Counties

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A new post at the Pew FactTank takes a different approach to looking at trade and the potential impacts from changes to NAFTA. While their Export Monitor report examines the export volume and makeup of various metro areas, this blog instead looks at which counties have the highest share of their GDP made up of… Read more »

Nevada Unemployment Unchanged in September 2017

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In September, Nevada’s unemployment rate held steady from August, at a seasonally adjusted 4.9 percent, down half a percentage point from the same time last year. According to the State’s Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation, the number of unemployed in Nevada has decreased by 13,500 versus the same period last year, while the labor… Read more »

Las Vegas Home Sales Continue to Rise in September

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The Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR) reported today that local home prices continued to rise while home sales stabilized in September. GLVAR reported that the median price of existing single-family homes sold during September through its Multiple Listing Service (MLS) was $265,000, up 13.5 percent from September 2016. The median price of local condos… Read more »

Nonpartisans Post Largest Voter Registration Gain in September

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Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske reports an increase of 3,880 active registered voters statewide during the month of September 2017, as compared to August 2017.  The total number of active registered voters in Nevada is 1,486,884, an increase of 0.26% from the prior month. Democratic Party active registered voters increased statewide by 695 (0.12%) and Republican Party… Read more »