For the most part, economic indicators show that Nevada, one of the state’s hit hardest by the wave of home foreclosures in recent years, has been pulling itself out of the muck.

The unemployment rate dropped in 2011 to 12.6% from the 14.9% rate it posted in 2010, and gambling revenues are expected to increase by 4.3% in 2012 over numbers posted in 2011, according to report from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

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