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Column: What about Section 179 depreciation deductions in 2014?

For 2012 and 2013 if your business purchased equipment, you could claim the entire cost as a deduction in the year of purchase (up to $500,000). Until the law for 2014 is changed, the Section 179 deduction is limited to $25,000.

For 2014 we just don’t know yet. Congress may elect to make the Section 179 depreciation deduction the same as in 2013, but they have not acted on that yet.

Carson City’s 7.9 percent unemployment rate goes unchanged in July

July’s unemployment rate in Carson City was 7.9 percent, unchanged from June, according to figures released Friday from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Statewide, the rate held steady for the month at 7.7 percent, but is still 2.2 percentage points lower than July 2013. Las Vegas’ unemployment rate edged up to 8.2 percent. However, the unemployment rates in both Carson City and Reno remained at their June levels. Reno’s July unemployment reading was 7.3 percent.

Nevada jobless figures lowest in six years, Carson City at 7.9 percent in June

Unemployment figures for Carson City continue to improve, dropping to 7.9 percent for the year after slight improvements in June. Statewide, Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 7.7 percent in June, the lowest it has been in nearly six years.

Over the year, unemployment in the Reno/Sparks metro area is down 2.8 points, and Carson City is down 2.5 points, according to figures released Friday from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. Reno/Sparks and Carson City each fell by 0.1 percentage points to 7.2 and 7.9 percent, respectively.

Initial Nevada unemployment claims down slightly in June

Unemployment insurance claims in Nevada fell slightly in June, the state's Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reports Thursday.

last month, 14,503 initial claims for unemployment insurance were filed in Nevada, down just 3 percent compared to June 2013. Initial claims have fallen compared to the previous year for 19 straight months and in 52 of the past 55 months.

The decline in initial claims was the smallest since May 2013, when initial claims fell by just under 1 percent, said Bill Anderson, DETR's chief economist.

Heller Launches New Bid to Renew Federal Jobless Benefits

WASHINGTON — Six months after federal unemployment checks were cut off for more than a million Americans, two senators launched a new bid on Tuesday to renew payments to people still unable to find work.

Carson City's May unemployment figures unchanged, 200 more jobs added

Carson City's 8 percent unemployment rate for May didn't budge from its dramatic 2.5 percent drop in April, but it still managed to add 200 more jobs to the payroll, according to figures released Friday by Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Initial Nevada Unemployment Claims Fall 23 Percent in May

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Initial claims for unemployment insurance in Nevada fell 23 percent in May compared with the same month last year.

Nevada's initial unemployment claims continue steady downward trend

Initial May unemployment claims filed in Nevada fell to 12,524, a 23 percent drop compared to May 2013, the Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reports Thursday.

Initial claims have fallen compared to the previous year for 18 straight months and in 51 of the past 54 months, said Bill Anderson, chief economist for the state's unemployment division.

It's Your City with Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell

In this week's It's Your City update, Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell provides insight on news and happenings around town, commenting on decisions made at the May 15 Board of Supervisors meeting and noting the significant drop in the city's unemployment rate in April.

Carson City unemployment sees significant drop after new jobs added

Unemployment in Carson City fell by 2.5 percentage points to 7.8 percent in April, after employers added 300 jobs between March and April making it one of the best metro areas for job growth in the state, according to figures released Friday by Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

In April, Nevada’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 8 percent, down from 8.5 percent in March. This is the largest drop the state has seen in its unemployment rate since 1983. The number of unemployed fell from 117,300 in March to 110,000 in April.

April unemployment claims in Nevada continue to trend downward

Jobless claims in Nevada continue to fall, with 14,931 people filing for unemployment insurance in April, a 15 percent decrease compared to 2013 figures, according to numbers released Thursday by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Initial claims have fallen compared to the previous year for 17 straight months and in 50 of the past 53 months, said Bill Anderson, chief economist for Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Sen. Heller Ramps Up Pressure to Get Unemployment Bill Passed

WASHINGTON — With time running out to get millions of long-term unemployed Americans federal help, Nevada Sen. Dean Heller is reversing some of his earlier strategies he’s tried in getting House Republican leaders to get his bill passed.

March unemployment down in Carson City, Lyon County

March unemployment was down slightly in Carson City and Lyon County, but inched upward in Douglas, according to figures released Monday from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Unemployment dropped to 9.8 in Carson City, down from 9.9 percent in February and 10.3 percent in January. In Lyon County the March unemployment rate was 12.6 percent, down from February's 12.7 percent and January's 13.1 percent.

Nevada's 8.5 percent unemployment rate remains unchanged in March

Nevada’s unemployment rate remained at a seasonally-adjusted 8.5 percent for March, the same as February, and down from 10.2 percent year-over-year, according to figures released Friday from the state's Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

March figure equates to 117,000 Nevadans out of work. Metro area unemployment rates for Carson City, Reno and Las Vegas will be available next week.

Silver Springs Tops List of Best Nevada Home Buying Opportunities

Lyon County, Nevada was the fastest-growing county in the United States prior to the 2008 economic collapse took one of the biggest hits statewide in the foreclosure crisis. The state overall was one of the hardest hit nationally and the housing market is still in recovery.
A glimmer of hope was seen in 2013, as home values headed up while foreclosure rates headed down, according to a report from the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Nevada’s unemployment rate drops again in February; Carson City at 9.9 percent

Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent in February, according to figures released Friday from Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. Carson City had the highest unemployment rate among the state’s three metro areas in February at 9.9 percent. Las Vegas had the lowest jobless rate at 8.6 percent.

Nevada’s January unemployment rate falls to 8.7 percent

Nevada’s unemployment rate fell in January to 8.7 percent. January also marked the 37th month of year-over-year job growth, according to figures released Monday by Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

The unadjusted jobless rates in Carson City climbed to 10.3 percent, compared to 9.2 percent in December. The Reno/Sparks unadjusted unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in January 2014, which compares with 8.2 percent in December.

Clean Dried Processing expands Lyon County facility in Silver Springs

Northern Nevada Development Authority is proud to announce that LaBudde Group, through their Nevada subsidiary Clean Dried Processing, has expanded to Northern Nevada. Clean Dried Processing has opened a 150,000 square foot dual purpose manufacturing and distribution facility in Silver Springs.

Annual Nevada jobless revisions shows Carson City improving

Annual adjustments to Nevada’s labor market data show that job growth statewide was stronger than initially estimated. Specifically, job estimates increased statewide by 9,200 from preliminary readings, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation announced Thursday.

Carson City’s benchmark revealed the area’s economy lost fewer jobs than initially estimated in 2013. Carson City employment still fell by an annual average of 200 jobs over-the-year, a decrease of 0.6 percent from average 2012 levels, however the benchmark put back 100 more jobs than was initially reported in 2013.

Proposed 20/20 Group Compromise

Let's ignore the 80/800 group of businesses in Carson City, for the moment, and consider meeting the 20/20 group in a compromise over the sales tax increase to pay for their proposed ten million dollar corridor improvements. Why not have them put up half the money of $5 Million ($250K each) and the city can match their investment for the remaining half? Let's all compromise and meet them halfway. If they are willing to put up their money, where our taxes are to be spent, then let hear it for compromise.

Carson City to host 50 employers at Feb. 21 job fair

Carson City area job seekers will have a chance to meet with at least 50 employers Feb. 21 at an employment fair at the community center.

The fair runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. inside the gym area of the Carson City Community Center, 851 East William Street. It is being sponsored by Carson City Health and Human Services, JOIN, Inc. and the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

We Deserve Better...

The Mayor said he would like our Board of Supervisors to approve a 1/8 cent sales tax increase. I’d like you to tell them to vote “NO.”

Not because we can’t afford the average $12.50 per family increase and not because none of the projects are worthwhile. It is because the Mayor and a few of our Supervisors have demonstrated that their vision of Carson City is one where an increased cost of living, increased debt, and increased long term fiscal obligations should be our future.

Thoughts and feedback of the Mayor’s 'State of the City' report

Three basic principles of leadership are: to willingly place the needs of others above your own; make decisions for the betterment of the majority, and have the courage and self discipline to stay the course regardless of the consequences.

As an elected official serving Carson City I would like to share my thoughts on the Mayor’s “State of the City” report which gave the status of the City’s financial stability, showed major accomplishments of the past year, and provided an overview of forthcoming projects.

Text of Carson City Mayor's State of the City speech

Read the full text of Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell's State of the City speech, after the jump.

Nevada jobless figures fall to 8.8 percent in December, Carson City sees slight increase

While unemployment fell to 8.8 percent statewide in December, the lowest since November 2008, the jobless rate in Carson City climbed from 9.1 to 9.3 percent, according to Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation figures released Monday.

Unemployment rates for the state’s metropolitan areas, including Carson City, are not adjusted for seasonality therefore the overall decrease in jobless figures are outside the main population cores. Reno's unemployment went from 8.2 to 8.4 percent, and Las Vegas, 8.6 to 8.9 percent.

Workforce Training

If you are currently receiving
or if you have recently exhausted your benefits, you may be eligible to receive workforce training services at no cost.
If interested, please stop by or call the Carson City JOIN office.
Orientation for JOIN services will be held on the
1st and 3rd Friday each month at 10:00AM.

JOIN, Inc. hosts Jan. 10 workforce training

Event Date: 
January 10, 2014 - 10:00am

If you are currently receiving unemployment benefits or have recently exhausted your benefits, you may be eligilble to receive workforce training services at no cost.

If interested, please stop by or call the Carson City JOIN, Inc office. Orientation for JOIN services will be held on January 10,2014 at 10:AM.

Location is 1925 N. Carson Street; 775-283-0125.

Carson City jobless rate falls to 9.1 percent in November, statewide drops to 9 percent

The jobless rate in Carson City fell to 9.1 percent in November, part of an overall trend statewide for the month where Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 9 percent, down from 9.3 percent in October, making it the most significant improvement in the unemployment in a year, according to the state's Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Sen. Reid hospitalized early Friday morning, undergoes tests

Nevada Senator Harry Reid was hospitalized this morning in Washington, D.C., according to spokesman Adam Jentleson.

“Early this morning, Senator Reid was not feeling well and as a precaution decided to go to the hospital. Tests have been conducted and everything is normal. He is alert, resting and feeling better," said Jentleson. “Doctors have asked that he remain in the hospital for observation so he will not be working today.”

Jobseekers warned of fraudulent job posting scam

Nevada JobConnect is warning jobseekers to beware of a Craig’s List scam in which two Northern Nevada customers recently fell victim.

An advertisement on Craig’s List requested jobseekers purchase Wal-Mart gift cards for $70 to pay for OSHA training for a job. Clients were told to go to the Reno or Sparks JobConnect where they would supposedly receive OSHA training to qualify for the job. However, no such training or job opportunity exists, said Renee Olson, administrator for the Employment Security Division of Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Letter: Playing politics is not good for Carson City business climate

This is a letter to the editor addressed to Carson City Board of Supervisor Jim Shirk: Jim, Your vote Thursday although disappointing was not a surprise. I believe either you have no experience in running a business and its challenges or you have no respect for the power of small business. We small business owners are also tax and fee payers to not only City, State but also Federal government. We are also the employers.

Carson City's October jobless rate increases to 9.6 percent

While state jobless figures went down for the month, the October unemployment figures in Carson City increased to 9.6 percent, up from from September’s 9.4 percent.

"Carson City's economy still struggles and has lost 700 jobs or -2.5 percent relative to one year ago," according to Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation Labor overview.

Statewide unemployment down, Carson City gains 200 jobs in September

Although unemployment figures for Carson City won't be available until Friday, the capital city did add 200 jobs in September, the largest increase since June, adding to Nevada's overall improving job climate, state employment officials said Monday.

Statewide, the unemployment rate for September registered at a seasonally adjusted 9.3 percent, down from 9.5 percent in August. It is the lowest jobless rate since December 2008, according to a report released by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Lyon commissioners ban marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of county

Medical marijuana dispensaries will not be allowed in unincorporated areas of Lyon County, commissioners decided Thursday.

In a 4 to 1 vote, the board approved the ordinance that outlaws dispensaries, laboratories and grow operations in the mostly rural county. The ordinance was proposed by Sheriff Allen Veil and brought forward by Commissioner Virgil Arellano.

Northern Nevada Development Authority announces $1 billion in economic impact

With job creation key to Nevada's ongoing economic recovery, Gov. Brian Sandoval and Northern Nevada Development Authority officials announced Monday that the agency's work has led to a milestone, making a $1 billion economic impact across a five county region over the past three years.

Governor says progress being made to unemployment filing system

CARSON CITY - Gov. Brian Sandoval said Thursday he sympathizes with Nevadans who are not getting their unemployment checks in a timely manner, but the state is fixing the problem caused by the Employment Security Division%u2019s new computer system.

Calls to Employment Security Commission continue to ring busy

CARSON CITY — "I am furious. I want to pull my hair out, and I know I am not the only one with the problem."

Las Vegas resident Sarah Lowe said Wednesday that almost every hour since Sunday she has been trying futilely to call the Employment Security Commission to file for her weekly unemployment.

She received only busy signals.

Will Our Planning Commission Allow Carson To Bloom Again?

Carson Shopping Center
Event Date: 
September 25, 2013 (All day)

Among all the closed businesses and empty buildings around Carson there are a few places that are finally starting to bloom both figuratively and literally. North Carson was doubly hard hit by the recession and the freeway bypass that diverts traffic around the north end of town. There are dozens of vacant business properties on the North end of our city. So any improvement should be a welcome change in our cities fortunes or rather misfortune of the last five years.

WNC receives $5,000 grant to assist hospitality program

A worldwide industry leader known for welcoming and accommodating guests has awarded Western Nevada College and its Carson City business partners a grant to offer hospitality certification workshops.

Hilton Worldwide has allocated a $5,000 Travel and Purpose Action Grant to WNC and key local partners - the Hampton Inn & Suites Carson City, and the Carson Valley Inn, Carson City Chamber of Commerce, and Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce. The grant will help fund a public workshop for American Hotel and Lodging Association certification on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Hampton Inn.

Nevada extended unemployment benefits slashed due to federal budget cuts

More than 20,000 Nevadans will see a 59 percent reduction in their federal extended unemployment benefits beginning the week ending August 31 because of federal budget cuts known as sequestration, the state's Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reports.

The federal sequestration cuts will only affect federal extended benefits, also known as Emergency Unemployment Compensation, which begins after a claimant has exhausted their regular unemployment benefits which typically last up to 26 weeks, according to a news release.

Carson City jobless rate nudges up to 10.1 percent in June

Carson City's unemployment rate rose to 10.1 percent in June, after falling to 9.5 percent a month earlier, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reports Friday. Statewide, the jobless rate went up slightly to a seasonally adjusted 9.6 percent.

Carson City and Las Vegas, which also registered a 10.1 percent unemployment rate, are the two metro areas in the state with the highest unemployment figures.

Senators Reid, Heller introduce Douglas County Lands Bill

Nevada Senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller have introduced the Douglas County Conservation Act of 2013, which is designed to promote conservation, improve recreation opportunities, and provide for sensible development in Douglas County.

Carson City jobless rate falls to 9.5 percent matching statewide May unemployment figure

The May unemployment rate in Carson City fell from 10.1 percent to 9.5 percent, marking the lowest number of unemployed in the capital city since 2008.

Statewide, unemployment rate fell from 9.6 percent to 9.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, with 131,400 people looking for work, marking the 29th straight month of private-sector job creation on a year-over-year basis and the lowest number of unemployed since the worst of the recession hit the Silver State beginning in 2008.

Former Carson City office manager sentenced to prison after stealing company money

A 56-year-old Carson City woman was sentenced to prison Tuesday after embezzling at least $140,000 as office manager of a Carson City company formerly owned by actor Kevin Costner.

On Tuesday, District Court Judge James Wilson sentenced Barbara Jean Larson to 24 to 72 months in prison on a charge of embezzlement and 12 to 30 months on a charge related to defrauding the State of Nevada, Employment Security Division.

Carson City job fair hosts 50 employers and new hope for those seeking work

With April unemployment stats showing more Carson City residents finding employment following statewide recessionary woes from 2008 to 2011, the hope of more hiring opportunities will be in the spotlight today, Friday, at a second Carson City job fair.

Around 50 employers will be on hand from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center. Among the employers will be those representing area casinos, local manufacturers, home health, home improvement outlets, department stores, retail, banking, staffing agencies and restaurants.

Lyon County to receive $1.9 million in federal money for public land use

Lyon County will receive $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Interior for revenue generated on public land, Sen. Harry Reid announced Thursday. Douglas County will receive $615,397 and Carson City $116,138.

Statewide funds totaling $23.3 million will be received from from the Department, which collects about $14 billion in revenue annually from commercial activities on federal lands, such as oil and gas leasing, livestock grazing and timber harvesting.

Carson City unemployment rate in April drops to 10.1 percent

Nevada’s unemployment dropped to 9.6 percent in April, falling nearly 2 percentage points over the year. Carson City's unemployment rate fell to 10.1 percent and is now the only metro area in the state to have a double digit unemployment rate, according to the state's Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Nevada’s Unemployment Rate Predicted to Decrease

The Nevada Legislature received positive forecasts on the state’s employment opportunities during Wednesday’s Economic Forum in the capitol.

Nevada’s unemployment numbers are still the highest in the nation, but according to Bill Anderson, Chief Economist at the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, the number of unemployed Nevadans will likely continue to drop between now and 2015.

Nevada March unemployment rises, Carson City drops

Nevada’s seasonal adjusted unemployment rate went up slightly in March to 9.7 percent, up from 9.6 percent in February, the state's unemployment department reports.

Carson City’s rate dropped slightly from 10.7 percent in February, to 10.6 percent, but continues to have the highest rate of Nevada metro areas. However, Carson City is down considerably from 12.2 percent a year ago.

Nevada sheds nation's highest unemployed status; Carson City stands at 11.2 percent

Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to seasonally adjusted 9.7 percent in January, which is the 18th straight month the state has seen a decline in the number of people unemployed. Now below Rhode Island, the Silver State is no longer considered the state with the highest unemployment rate in the country, a position it had held since February 2010.

The unemployment rate in Carson City is down 1.8 percentage points since last year and stood at 11.2 percent in January 2013.

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