Nevada's economy still struggles to recover

Before the housing bubble burst and the recession, Nevada had a booming economy with an unemployment rate under 5 percent. Today, that rate has soared to nearly 12 percent. Of existing homes sold in Las Vegas, the majority are distressed homes.

Nevada is still struggling to recover economically.
Sources: SalesTraq, Department of Housing and Urban Development, National Association of Realtors and Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Washington Post. Published on July 20, 2012, 12:55 p.m.
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