Posts Categorized: Nevada by the Numbers Blog

Nevada Posts Strong Gaming Win in May

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Nevada’s nonrestricted gaming licensees reported a total “gaming win” of $1,044,079,556 for the month of May 2018. This amounts to a 5.29% increase compared to May 2017, when licensees reported a gaming win of $991,594,550. For the fiscal year (July 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018), gaming win has increased 3.14%. In Southern Nevada, the… Read more »

McCarran Breaks Records Again in May

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Traffic at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas hit a new all-time high in May, with more than 4.3 million arriving and departing passengers. That’s an increase of 3.6% over May 2017. Passenger volume is up by 3.1% for the year to date. International visitation continues to be hot, up 8.8% from a year ago… Read more »

Job Growth Steady, Unemployment Down in May

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According to Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s (DETR) May 2018 economic report, job growth was 2.8 percent in May, well above the national rate of 1.6 percent, as 37,600 unadjusted jobs were added from the same month a year ago. 2017 data shows Nevada has regained the title of the fastest growing private sector in the United States, with the addition of 38,600 jobs relative to 2016,… Read more »

McCarran International Flights Up 7% in April

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The latest statistics are out from McCarran, and positive trends continue in April, with a 3.1% increase in passenger volume from the same month a year ago. 2018 is up an even 3% over the same point in 2017. The 3% theme continues with domestic traffic, but the standout is international passengers, up 7% from… Read more »

Southern Nevada Home Prices Nearing Records in May

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Prices for existing homes sold in Southern Nevada kept rising through May and are now approaching their all-time peak, 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 May through its Multiple Listing Service (MLS)… Read more »

Most of Nevada Posts Big Gaming Win in April

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Nevada’s nonrestricted gaming licensees reported a total “gaming win” of $953,698,753 for the month of April 2018. This amounts to a 7.57% increase compared to April 2017, when licensees reported a gaming win of $886,561,704. For the fiscal year (July 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018), gaming win has increased 2.91%. In Southern Nevada, the… Read more »

Nevada Unemployment Steady, Trust Fund Hits Record

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Nevada’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund ended the first quarter with a record balance of $1.3 billion. The number of employers in Nevada’s UI system also reached an all-time high of 70,600 in the first quarter of 2018, according to the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s (DETR) April 2018 economic report. These are positive indicators for… Read more »

Las Vegas Gaining on Other Metros in Exports

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The latest Brookings Export Monitor is out, and it shows Las Vegas gaining on other major metropolitan areas over the last 15 years. In 2017, the city had real exports totaling $9 billion. That ranks Vegas 41st among the largest 100 metros, up from 48th in 2013. The share of exports in the city’s GDP… Read more »

Las Vegas Housing Crunch Raises April Prices

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Local home prices kept climbing through April as the local housing supply continued contracting, according to a report released 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 April through its Multiple Listing Service (MLS) was $289,000. That’s up 3.2 percent… Read more »

Strip Surge Continues, Gaming Win Up in March

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Nevada’s nonrestricted gaming licensees reported a total “gaming win” of $1,024,316,755 for the month of March 2018 according to the state’s Gaming Control Board. This amounts to a 3.37% increase compared to March 2017, when licensees reported a gaming win of $990,969,814. For the fiscal year (July 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018), gaming win… Read more »