Speaking of Carson City, it was recently ranked as the number one American city to have not recovered, Reno/Sparks followed at second worst. Of course local officials dispute the claim. Another interesting read is about the top 10 large metropolitan areas in the world that haven't recovered.
In my opinion, statistics are like a lamp post to a drunk: theoretically to be used for illumination but more often for support. Or they can be likened to a bikini on a hot woman, revealing, but still hiding that which is critical.
I find it interesting that the news article, though the mentioning the site by name (247wallst.com), doesn't actually link to the report.