Economic decline in Las Vegas

Nevada used to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the USA - 3,8%, but since much water has flowed in this area. Las Vegas - gambling capital of America - particularly hard hit by unemployment, its level increased in the city to 14,7%. The flashing city, now, have a lot of frozen construction projects. Until the country begins its recovery from the economic crisis the Las Vegas' economy will not rise up. [19 Shots]

Economic decline in Las Vegas
1| Parodist Elvis stands on the Boulevard in Las Vegas . (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Economic decline in Las Vegas
2| Homeless man walking down the street near the Las Vegas Boulevard. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Economic decline in Las Vegas
3| Storm clouds hang over the city center. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Economic decline in Las Vegas
4| People gamble in casinos. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Economic decline in Las Vegas
5| People play on the machines at the casino. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Economic decline in Las Vegas
6| Gondolier rolls tourist complex «Venetian Las Vegas Hotel Casino» Las Vegas. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Economic decline in Las Vegas
7| A spokeswoman for one of the most common occupations in Las Vegas - maid - is included in the hotel room. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Economic decline in Las Vegas
8| A man sleeps in a casino on the Las Vegas Boulevard. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Economic decline in Las Vegas
9| A man walks past an empty plot near the frozen construction site. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Economic decline in Las Vegas
10| An empty area near the suspended construction project. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Economic decline in Las Vegas
11| Tourist looking at the suspended construction of a building on the Las Vegas Boulevard. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Economic decline in Las Vegas
12| Another suspended construction. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Economic decline in Las Vegas
13| Suspended construction projects can be found all over Las Vegas. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Economic decline in Las Vegas
14| Homeless sleeping in camps for the homeless on the Las Vegas Boulevard. At the time, 2009 in Las Vegas reported 13,000 homeless. For comparison, in 2007 the figure was 17% less. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Economic decline in Las Vegas
15| An unemployed builder Bishop Higgins plays the saxophone for a trifle. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Economic decline in Las Vegas
16| A man rides a horse past an abandoned house in Las Vegas. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Economic decline in Las Vegas
17| Union members staged a protest against the working draft at the casino on the Las Vegas Boulevard. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Economic decline in Las Vegas
18| The house, which was never completed. Personal belongings of the family lying in front of the house. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Economic decline in Las Vegas
19| New, but an abandoned house in Las Vegas. Right: The old mattresses strewn on the street. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

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