LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada's taxable sales jumped 9.6 percent in
November compared with a year ago, partly through jumps in
restaurant, vehicle and clothing spending.
Nevada Department of Taxation data released Monday tally $3.4
billion in sales the month before Christmas. That includes an 8.6
percent jump in Clark County sales and a 5.3 percent increase in
Washoe County sales.
Clothing stores saw a 14.8 percent increase in sales, while
furniture sales jumped 15 percent and wholesale durable goods were
up 19.6 percent. Construction industry sales were down 15.9
Fourteen of Nevada's 17 counties saw sales go up in November,
while Carson City, Humboldt and White Pine counties saw sales drop.
General fund tax revenue is up about $8.9 million, or 2.7
percent more than predicted at the May 2011 Economic Forum.
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