Based on the most recent data, the Nevada economy saw a modest pick-up in economic activity. Seasonally adjusted statewide employment added 5,800 jobs and the unemployment rate fell from 6.3 percent to 6.2 percent from December to January. December taxable sales grew by 5.3 percent on a year-over-year basis. In addition, gasoline sales (in gallons) increased by 2.0 percent from December 2014. Total air passengers continued a strong year-over-year growth, up by 7.1 percent. Gaming revenue decreased by 5.8 and 2.9 percent compared to last month and last year, respectively.