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Taxable sales are up. So are home values. Foreclosures are down and tourists are coming back. But employers have only restored a fraction of the 170,000 jobs lost in Nevada during the recession. And many of those who lost jobs in 2008 and 2009 are still struggling. Does all of that add up to recovery?

We'll talk to two economists and two people who lost their jobs in 2008 to talk about where we are today.


John Restrepo, Principal, RCG Economics

Stephen Brown, Director, UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research

Phillip Dahlheimer, Consultant, lost his job in 2008

Troy Lovick, former broker, struggling since 2008



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