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September 3, 2014

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Nevadans see their wages rise in the first half of the year

CARSON CITY — Workers in Nevada earned more on average during the first six months of this year than in the same period in 2011, as the state slowly recovers from the recession.

The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported today the average weekly salary was $830 during the first half of this year, compared to $809 for the same period last year.

That’s a 2.6 percent increase. But the consumer price index rose by 2.4 percent during the period, department economist Bill Anderson said.

“In real terms, after adjusting for inflation, recent wage trends appear to be relatively flat,” he said.

The agency said wages and other measurements “suggest that Nevada’s labor market has been on the mend since right around the beginning of 2011.”

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