Nevada average wages rebound from recession depths

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Updated: 11/16/2012 4:50 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — State officials say Nevada wages have rebounded some from the depths of the recession.

Officials with the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation say the average weekly wage was $830 in the first half of 2012.

That's 2.6 percent up from the same time in 2011, when the average weekly wage was $809.

The average wage fell in both 2009 and 2010 before recovering modestly.

State economist Bill Anderson says Nevada is on pace to set an all-time average weekly wage high this year, passing up the $829 figure from 2011.

But when adjusted for inflation, he says the wage growth is virtually flat. He points out that the Consumer Price Index rose about 2.4 percent during the first half of 2012, compared with the same period in 2011.


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bluidbln - 11/19/2012 2:12 PM
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Oh come on now! That is an absolute, out and out, LIE.

fourthestate - 11/17/2012 1:43 PM
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really...most call centers pay less than $500 a week....ask ATT employees they make 24K - 28...and the company says the average employee makes over $100k as reported by News4....since mr. OMG i've made less than 400 a week....but its Bush's fault...thats what Mr. OMG is telling us. So where are these 800 a week jobs....anyone?

kdavis52 - 11/17/2012 11:38 AM
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Probably at one of the Casinos. Or a bank. Some inbound customer service call centers pay good money. Construction is starting to creep up again. Who knows where it's at. Although my significant other gets a little over $800 per week but he's been at his job for 8 1/2 yrs in Reno. He hasn't had a pay raise in 2 yrs but he has other benefits of the job that makes up for it.

earth420 - 11/17/2012 8:40 AM
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Weekly wage of over $800 in NV???? Sign me up & give ME a job!!!! .... I made less than half that FOR YEARS at the same job ... and I was making a LOT more than some fellow workers. Please tell us who, what & where these kind of wages are being paid in NV ... $800 is more like a MONTHLY wage in this state!!!

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