Posts Tagged: statistics

Stagnant Southern Nevada Wages Are Preventing a Full Recovery

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In recent months, we’ve been told by a variety of sources that the Southern Nevada economy is in full recovery and firing on all cylinders. That would be nice if it were true. Most Las Vegas economic metrics have indeed improved since the depths of the Great Recession, but one of the most critical components… Read more »

Nevada Among States With Biggest Nonfarm Employment Percentage Increases

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Regional and state unemployment rates changed little in June, according to the latest report from Bureau of Labor Statistics. Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from May, 12 states had increases, and 17 states had no change. Forty-two states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier,… Read more »

STEM Job Growth Dwarves Other Sectors

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Heard enough about STEM jobs yet? No, you say? Too much is never enough, you say? Read on, then, and learn where the country’s biggest tech job gains lie. As reported recently by newgeography.com (NG), from 2004 to 2014 the number of tech-related jobs in the U.S. “expanded 31% faster than other high-growth sectors like health… Read more »

Nevada Showing Moderate But Consistent Job Growth

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Nevada’s economy gained 1,000 establishment-based jobs between September and October 2014, reaching a total of 1,226,800. This is a year-over-year (“YOY”) increase of 33,100 (2.8%) jobs compared to October 2013. As a whole, Nevada has recovered 56% of the 181,600 jobs lost since the pre-recession peak in December 2007. Year-to-date (“YTD”) growth in 2014 is 3.5%, one point higher… Read more »

Nevada Has Largest Share of Undocumented Immigrants

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The number of immigrants who are in Nevada illegally has declined, but Nevada still has the largest share of any state of unauthorized immigrants in its total population, according to a story in the Las Vegas Sun on a new report from the Pew Research Center. Findings: • 17.7% of Nevada K-12 students have at… Read more »

Southern Nevada Home Prices Dip Slightly Going Into the Holidays

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Numbers released today by the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR) show the median price of homes sold last month in Southern Nevada dipped slightly as fewer homes are selling each month. GLVAR reported the median price of single-family homes sold through its Multiple Listing Service (MLS) during October was $199,900. That’s down 1.3% from $202,500… Read more »

HUD Says Nevada Had Largest Increase in Homeless People

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Twenty states have more homeless people in 2014 than they had last year, with Nevada experiencing the largest increase, according to an RJ story on a report released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Nevada saw an increase of 1,733 individuals, said the RJ story on the report. Southern Nevada saw a 28% increase… Read more »

Final Nevada Voter Registration Numbers for Election 2014

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More than 1.2 million Nevadans are registered as active voters for the November 4 general election following the close of the registration period on October 14, according to a press release from the Nevada Secretary of State. In all, 10,098 Nevadans registered to vote since the end of September 2014. Between October 1 and October 14, Democrats registered 2,466… Read more »