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Nevada Employment Profile
Located in the West region, the traditional drivers of the Silver State’s economy have been gaming and construction. Currently, the ratio of tourism/gaming/entertainment sector employment to total employment is the highest in the nation, with one-third of Nevada’s workforce employed in these industries. Construction is the fastest growing sector in jobs. One of the primary goals of Nevada’s economic development efforts is to diversify its economy to enhance more broad-based growth. (Source: Nevada Department of Employment)
The latest employment scorecard for the State of Nevada for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Labor force growth of 1.17 percent is a positive for Nevada, but the labor force participation rate declined 0.4 percent to 61.6 percent. The unemployment rate declined 0.6 percent to 4.9 percent, but the decline in the participation rate may somewhat reflect people simply leaving the labor force. You can view what jobs are available in Nevada, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.
View more Nevada demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of Nevada below. More employment information for the State of Nevada and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.
Based on 2013 statistics, the accommodation and food services sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by government and government enterprises; retail trade; health care and social assistance; and administrative and waste services, respectively.
The largest employers in the state (as of December 2013) include Clark County School District, State of Nevada, Washoe County School District, Clark County, Wynn Las Vegas, Bellagio, LLC, MGM Grand Hotel/Casino, Aria Resort & Casino, LLC, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, and Caesar’s Palace. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)
Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)
INF% decrease since 2000 census.
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