In The News: Department of Economics

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
July 22, 2022

According to Nevada’s June job numbers, our state now has more than 1.4 million jobs, which is 3,000 higher than our previous peak in 2020.

Money Geek
July 7, 2022

If employer-sponsored health insurance isn’t an option, there are other places to find affordable health insurance, like Marketplace exchange plans, short-term health insurance policies or Medicaid. MoneyGeek analyzed publicly available data for various backgrounds and locations to help you figure out where to buy affordable health insurance.

Nevada Independent
May 27, 2022

Over two years into the pandemic and its recovery, we now face an entirely new set of facts in the macroeconomy as we face a cooling economy and possibly another recession. Previously, loose monetary and expansionary fiscal policies saved the day for many people. The support for government programs to aid unemployed workers and small businesses proved essential during the recovery process. But, now, policy makers must evaluate a completely changed situation. Labor markets are overheating and employers find it difficult to hire needed workers. Moreover, the inflation dragon, which had been chained up for decades, is on the loose and creating anxiety for consumers, workers, and financial markets.

Nevada Independent
May 27, 2022

Over two years into the pandemic and its recovery, we now face an entirely new set of facts in the macroeconomy as we face a cooling economy and possibly another recession. Previously, loose monetary and expansionary fiscal policies saved the day for many people. The support for government programs to aid unemployed workers and small businesses proved essential during the recovery process. But, now, policy makers must evaluate a completely changed situation. Labor markets are overheating and employers find it difficult to hire needed workers. Moreover, the inflation dragon, which had been chained up for decades, is on the loose and creating anxiety for consumers, workers, and financial markets.

KSNV-TV: News 3
April 28, 2022

With recent dire warnings of a recession from major banking institutions like Deutsche Bank and Bank of America, Las Vegas could feel the impact of a downturn on a larger scale than other metropolitan areas with more diversified economies.

Money Geek
April 27, 2022

The cost of health insurance in Nevada's private insurance exchange is calculated based on the coverage amount you choose. The state's private health insurance market is divided into three metal tiers, each having its own deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums. Silver plans, which cost an average of $531 per month for a 40-year-old, provide the best balance of cost and coverage. The “SelectHealth Value Silver 6500 - no deductible for office visits” plan from SelectHealth, Inc. offers the cheapest monthly premium in Nevada at $374 on average.

Voice of America
April 26, 2022

The high inflation rate and the disproportionate increase in property prices could trigger a new mortgage bubble in the United States, according to some sectors. Adriana Arevalo has the report.

Carson Now
April 25, 2022

Inflation was top of mind for economists and housing experts on Wednesday, as they shared their predictions for the future of the national and Southern Nevada economy at an event hosted by the UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER).

Las Vegas Sun
April 21, 2022

Las Vegas visitor volume has steadily increased since the pandemic lows of early 2020, but economic researchers from UNLV predict tourist activity will dip next year.

Nevada Independent
April 21, 2022

Mary Daly, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, described the national economy as a mix of positives and negatives, pointing to a robust job market and strong household and business balance sheets that are coexisting with rising costs of food, housing and gas.

Nevada Current
April 21, 2022

Economists at UNLV predict Nevada’s economy will remain in recovery mode for the remainder of the year, “but the picture is less clear for 2023,” says the biannual Outlook report released Wednesday by the school’s Center for Business and Economic Research.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 20, 2022

It’s no secret what’s on the minds of millions of Americans right now: inflation.