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July 28, 2014

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Taxable sales up 7.9 percent in Nevada

CARSON CITY — Taxable sales, one indicator of the economy in Nevada, rose to $4.4 billion in March, a gain of 7.9 percent compared to a year ago.

The state Department of Taxation reported that taxable sales in Clark County rose 12.1 percent to $3.3 billion and were up 11.4 percent in Washoe County to $555.5 million.

Bars and restaurants in Clark County posted a 10.8 percent increase; auto sales and leasing rose 9.2 percent and building supply sales increased 5.2 percent from the same month of a year ago.

Six of Nevada’s 17 counties suffered a decline in taxable sales. Among them, Mineral County recorded a 59.4 percent decline; Churchill County fell by 50.9 percent; and Nye County was off 49.3 percent.

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