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207

employees were hired for the opening of the Golden Corral buffet restaurant on South Lamb Boulevard, the first location in Las Vegas in 20 years.

9

inmates have died since October in state prisons operated by the Nevada Department of Corrections.

9

percent was the Nevada jobless rate for November, the lowest in five years.

8.6

percent was the jobless rate for Clark County in November.

$2.8 million

cost of a rehabilitation road project that will run from January to the summer on Interstate 15 in the Virgin River Gorge, which is the only route between Las Vegas and the Cracker Barrel in St. George, Utah.

2,000

red bags with toys for 6,000 Las Vegas children were handed out by the Salvation Army over the weekend.

$1 trillion

is the cap for annual discretionary spending for the next two years passed by Congress.

$633 billion

is the amount the U.S. Senate approved for the Pentagon to spend through the defense authorization bill.

47

percent of employers use credit checks in hiring decisions.

40

million customers of Target had their credit and debt card information stolen in a security breach.

6,000

is the approximate number of Clark County School District students without a permanent residence.