Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 | 3 p.m.
CARSON CITY — Taxable sales in Nevada rose 6.1 percent in October, the 40th straight month of increases.
The state Department of Taxation reported Tuesday that sales reached $3.8 billion, compared to $3.6 billion in October 2012. Strong performances in furniture and car sales were reported.
The department reported that the state’s share of sales taxes collected rose to $75.1 million, up 3 percent.
Taxable sales, one indicator of the economy, increased in ten of the 17 counties. Clark County posted an 8.3 percent increase to $2.8 billion.
Home furnishing sales statewide jumped 8.6 percent, and car sales rose 7 percent. Bar and restaurant sales were up 2.5 percent, while sales of clothing increased 0.5 percent.
Sales in Washoe County were up a 9.2 percent and sales in Carson City increased 4.7 percent. Storey County registered the biggest gain in taxable sales — 46.8 percent.
Elko County had the largest decline at 22.6 percent.