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Taxable sales jump 7.6 percent; Clark County up 8.1 percent

Written By:

Jennifer Robison

Nevada's consumers came out in force in August, continuing a spending trend that dates back two years.

And though the state has a long way to go on the road to recovery, observers say the newest taxable sales numbers show the economy remains on track toward better times.

Sales of tangible goods by retailers and businesses grew 7.6 percent, to $3.67 billion, year over year in August, the state Department of Taxation reported Thursday. Sales in Clark County jumped 8.1 percent, to $2.59 billion.

Nevada and Clark County have posted a string of taxable sales increases going back to mid-2010, when the indicator began rising 5 percent to 10 percent year over year each month.


Las Vegas Review-Journal