September 2013: Business Indicators

A look at September 2013 Business Indicators for the U.S., Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno.

Estimates for second quarter 2013 show U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 1.7 percent, an improvement over the 1.1 percent growth experienced in first quarter 2013. Federal government spending and net exports made negative contributions. Personal consumption expenditures, private inventory investment, business fixed investment, residential investment, and state and local… [More…]

August 2013: Business Indicators

A look at August 2013 Business Indicators for the U.S., Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno.

The “third” estimate for first quarter 2013 show U.S. real GDP increasing at an annualized rate of 1.8 percent, an improvement over the 0.4 percent growth experienced in fourth quarter 2012. Federal government spending, net exports and state and local government spending all made negative contributions while personal consumption expenditures, private inventory investment, business fixed… [More…]

July 2013: Business Indicators

July 2013: Business Indicators - U.S., Nevada, Las Vegas, Reno

Revised estimates for first quarter 2013 show U.S. real GDP increasing at an annualized rate of 2.4 percent, an improvement over the 0.4 percent growth experienced in fourth quarter 2012. Federal government spending, net exports, and state and local government spending all made negative contributions. Personal consumption expenditures, private inventory investment, business fixed investment, and… [More…]

May 2013: Business Indicators

Nevada business news - May 2013: Around the State

Revised estimates for fourth quarter 2012 show U.S. real GDP increasing at an annualized rate of 0.4 percent, a little higher than the “second” estimated rate of 0.1 percent. Private inventory investment, federal government spending, and exports made negative contributions. The reduction in federal government spending comes after a surge in defense spending during third… [More…]

February 2012: Business Indicators

According to revised data, U.S. real GDP grew at an annualized rate of 1.8 percent during third quarter 2011, which represents a gain over the second-quarter figure of 1.3 percent.  Consumption spending and business fixed investment were particularly strong.  U.S. nonfarm employment rose by 200,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate fell to 8.5… [More…]