Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 | 2:33 p.m.
CARSON CITY — Strong business in Clark and Washoe counties helped push Nevada’s taxable sales to $4.1 billion in June, a 4.7 percent increase over the same month a year ago.
The state Department of Taxation reported this week that sales were up 8 percent in Clark County and 7.3 percent in Washoe County.
But 11 of Nevada’s 17 counties saw a decline, led by Nye County, which was down 47.2 percent, and Mineral County, which was off 46.1 percent compared to the same month last year.
Statewide, retail store sales were up 171.5 percent, wholesalers of durable goods saw sales rise 12.7 percent and bar and restaurant sales rose 4.6 percent.
In Clark County, car sales increased 6.7 percent, sales of building materials were up 3.6 percent, and sales in bars and restaurants were up 1.2 percent.