REPORT: Nevada tops list of states’ economic recovery

REPORT: Nevada tops list of states’ economic recovery
Gov. Steve Sisolak discusses measures to help the public with housing stability amid the COVID-19 public health crisis at a press conference at the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas, Sunday, March 29, 2020. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal/Pool) @rookie__rae

LAS VEGAS–Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak today said a report charting the state’s economic momentum, which ranked Nevada first, shows how the Silver Sate has outperformed the national average.

“Personal income growth in our state outpaced the national average by nearly seven points, employment by more than seven points, and population by one point,” he said.

The ranking comes after reports showing Nevada led the nation in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in both the first and second quarters of 2021.  

“Nevada has made tremendous progress in our recovery efforts over the past two years and I know we’ll accomplish even more in the new year,” Sisolak added. “Being at the top of lists like this one is critical to our success but more importantly, as our state grows, I am working to ensure every Nevadan is given the chance to succeed, earn more, and provide for their families. I look forward to continued growth and topping many more lists in 2022.”