Last year finished as one of the best in recent memory for Nevada as most key economic indicators continued or improved upon the positive trends of 2014. Growth in the number of jobs, wages, taxable retail sales, and housing prices were among the primary indicators that closed 2015 on an upward trend.

The state’s expanding jobs market led the good economic news headlines all year. By December 2015, the trailing 12-month employment average had grown by 37,900 jobs over the previous year, a 3.1-percent improvement. That growth rate ranked sixth-best in the nation. However, that mark ended a streak of 20 consecutive months where Nevada was ranked fifth or better. If state employment continues to expand at about the same rate in 2016, the total number of jobs will return to pre-recession levels later this year. In both the Las Vegas and Reno metro areas, employment on a trailing 12-month basis increased by 2.9 percent.

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