Monthly Archives: March 2018

McCarran Sees Strong Passenger Gains in February

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The latest passenger volume stats are out from McCarran, and they show Southern Nevada looking strong in February. With more than 3.5 million arriving and departing passengers, the airport saw a 4% increase in traffic from the same month a year ago. Domestic travel was up 3.9% while international volumes were still up a healthy… Read more »

Nevada Sees Strong Gaming Revenues in February

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Nevada’s nonrestricted gaming licensees reported a total “gaming win” of $1,017,913,863 for the month of February 2018. This amounts to a 7.68% increase compared to February 2017, when licensees reported a gaming win of $945,342,577. For the fiscal year (July 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018), gaming win has increased 2.31%. February was a month… Read more »

Nevada Unemployment Steady in February, With Big Job Gains

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Unemployment rates were lower in February in 7 states and stable in 43 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Fifteen states had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier and 35 states and the District had little or no change. The national unemployment rate was unchanged from January… Read more »

Clark County Sees Employment Gains, Wage Drops in Q3 2017

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From September 2016 to September 2017, employment increased in 283 of the 346 largest U.S. counties, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Midland, Texas, had the largest percentage increase with a gain of 10.4 percent over the year, above the national job growth rate of 1.0 percent. Collier, Fla., had the largest over-the-year… Read more »

Nevada Unemployment Steady With 1,300 New Jobs in January

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Employment rose to 1,361,100, reflecting an increase of 1,300 jobs over the month of January, according the Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR). Meanwhile the headline or U-3 unemployment rate in the state remains unchanged since December, at 4.9 percent. The seasonally adjusted job gains from December to January were almost evenly split… Read more »

Vegas Housing: Prices Up, Sales Down, Market Tight in February

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Local home prices rose again in February while sales slowed down amid a shrinking housing supply, according to a report released today by the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS®(GLVAR). GLVAR reported that the median price for existing single-family homes sold in Southern Nevada during February through its Multiple Listing Service (MLS) was $275,000. That’s… Read more »

Democratic Voter Registration Edge Continues to Narrow

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Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske reports an increase of 9,445 active registered voters statewide during the month of February 2018 as compared to January 2018.  The total number of active registered voters in Nevada is 1,478,116, an increase of 0.64%. Democratic Party active registered voters statewide increased by 2,316 (0.41%), and Republican Party active… Read more »

Las Vegas Visitation Mostly Down, Rates Up in January

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The latest numbers are out from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, and it’s another mixed bag for tourism indicators in January. Most visitation measures were down. Visitor volume was down 3.3% and convention attendance fell 16.7% compared to January 2017. LVCVA attributed most of this to shifts in the CES schedule and the… Read more »