Category Archives: Other State News

Nevada unemployment rate continues to fall.

LAS VEGAS – September unemployment figures were released by the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation last week. The jobless rate fell to a seven-year low, down 0.6 percent from September 2014 and the lowest realized since July 200 ...

Nevada startups starting up.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A new U.S. Census Bureau report named Nevada the most active state in the country for startups with a growth rate of 2.8 percent. “Measuring America: Job Creation in the United States,” is the study, released by the U.S. ...

Nevada on top in private sector job growth.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Private sector job growth in Nevada was stronger than any other state in the nation, according to an announcement made by Gov. Brian Sandoval. With an increase of 45,100 jobs, the Silver State grew at a rate of 4.4 percent during the f ...

Jobless rate continues to fall in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS – The unemployment rate in The Valley fell to 7 percent in August, down from 7.6 percent a year ago in August 2014. According to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, 73,400 people were unemployed and seeking jobs i ...

Economic Developer of the Year leading LVGEA.

LAS VEGAS – The new president and chief economic development officer of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) is tasked with leading Las Vegas to a brighter economic future. As the city has decreased dependence upon gaming and re-energized its ...

June taxable sales rise in Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – Nevada’s taxable retail sales rose a healthy 7.1 percent in June, jumping to $4.45 billion statewide. Clark County sales alone were up 6.3 percent over the prior year, ending up at $3.27 billion for the month. The information was relea ...

Record-setting number of employers in Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – Nevada set a record for its number of employers for the third straight quarter. According to the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, Nevada had 62,500 employers in the second quarter of 2015. The prior record was 61,900 em ...

Nevada jobs form in July.

LAS VEGAS – Nevada job formation was well above the national average in July as Nevada employers added more than 45,000 jobs over July 2014. This marked the 55th straight month of year-over-year job growth in Nevada. The 3.7-percent increase was the sec ...

Carson City area casinos reporting gaming wins.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Carson City area casinos gaming revenue climbed in June and was up 4 percent over 2014 numbers, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The area casinos reported $8,252,470 for the month. The reporting casinos were located in G ...

Nevada scoops up another Gold Shovel Award.

RENO, Nev. – The annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards presented by Area Development recognize the overall economic development effectiveness of individual states and this year, Nevada dug deep. Nevada won the 2015 Gold Shovel Award in the category f ...

Nevada Economic growth accelerating.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Last week, economic analysts at University of Nevada announced Nevada economic growth is outpacing that of the United States. Several industries are in growth patterns and the leisure and hospitality industry continues to grow steadily ...

New record number of employers in Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported 61,200 employers in Nevada – a new high – in the fourth quarter of 2014. According to the announcement, the previous record was 60,600 employers in Nevada, set in e ...

13 approved projects to generate $108M in Nevada.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced incentives for 13 approved projects that will lead to $108 million in investments in the Silver State. The projections are for 543 contract jobs in the first year with an e ...

USA Today names Carson City as Best State Capital.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – USA Today readers voted Carson City as the Best State Capital in a big way. The small town of around 50,000 residents garnered the award due to its proximity to Lake Tahoe and Reno and notorious historical attractions. Inexpensive lo ...