Economic Development

Carson City Labor

Employment

Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment
Rate (Local)
Nov 2016 24,587 23,289 1,298 5.3
2015 25,089 23,252 1,837 7.3
2014 25,068 22,940 2,128 8.5
2013 25,450 22,818 2,632 10.3
2012 25,949 22,902 3,047 11.7

Source: Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR)

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Total Non-Farm

Nevada Number of Employed % Job Growth
Nov 2016 23,289 0.7
2015 27,800 -0.4
2014 27,900 1.1
2013 27,600 -0.7
2012 27,800 -1.8

Source: Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation

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Occupation
Year  Employed
Population 16 +
Management, Professional
& Related Occupations
Service Occupations Sales & Office Occupations
# % # % # %
2014 22,906 7,195 31.4 5,090 22.2 5,868 25.6
2013 22,699 6,908 30.4 5,001 22.0 5,769 25.4
2012 23,583 7,397 31.4 4,510 19.1 6,817 28.9
2011 23,911 7,377 30.9 4,746 19.1 6,817 28.9
2010 25,013 7,810 31.2 5,007 20.0 6,912 27.6
Year  Employed
Population 16 +
Natural Resources, Construction
& Maintenance Occupations
Production, Transportation &
Material Moving Occupations
# % # %
2014 22,906 1,522 6.6 3,231 14.1
2013 22,699 1,641 7.2 3,380 14.9
2012 23,583 1,553 6.6 3,306 14.0
2011 23,911 1,789 7.5 3,259 13.6
2010 25,013 2,241 9.0 3,043 12.2

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Selected Economic Characteristics

Class of Worker
Year  Employed
Population 16 +
Private Wage &
Salary Workers
Government
Workers
Self-Employed Workers
(In Own Not Incorporated Business)
Unpaid
Family Workers
# % # % # % # %
2014 22,906 15,794 69.0 5,882 25.7 1,208 5.3 22 0.1
2013 22,699 15,618 68.8 5,713 25.2 1,350 5.9 18 0.1
2012 23,583 16,124 68.4 5,739 24.3 1,705 7.2 15 0.1
2011 23,911 16,335 68.3 5,922 24.8 1,631 6.8 23 0.1
2010 25,013 16,792 67.1 6,406 25.6 1,779 7.1 36 0.1

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Selected Economic Characteristics

Industry
Industry  2011 2012 2013 2014
# % # % # % # %
Employed Population 16+ 23,911   23,583   22,699   22,906  
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting & Mining
225 0.9 251 1.1 234 1.0 193 0.8
Construction
1,594 6.7 1,248 5.3 916 4.0 985 4.3
Manufacturing
2,352 9.8 2,403 10.2 2,390 10.5 2,215 9.7
Wholesale Trade
369 1.5 426 1.8 397 1.7 498 2.2
Retail Trade
3,195 13.4 3,416 14.5 3,089 13.6 2,945 12.9
Transportation & Public Utilities
790 3.3 839 3.6 910 4.0 769 3.4
Information
260 1.1 188 0.8 118 0.5 198 0.9
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate (Rental & Leasing)
1,394 5.8 1,221 5.2 839 3.7 899 3.9
Professional (Scientific & Management), Administrative & Waste Management Services
1,866 7.8 2,026 8.6 2,192 9.7 2,129 9.3
Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
4,035 16.9 3,675 15.6 3,419 15.1 3,866 16.9
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accomodation & Food Services
3,410 14.3 3,203 13.6 3,373 14.9 3,562 15.6
Other Services (except Public Administration)
1,120 4.7 1,261 5.3 1,201 5.3 1,082 4.7
Public Administration
3,301 13.8 3,426 14.5 3,621 16.0 3,565 15.6

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Selected Economic Characteristics

Payroll Costs Industry
Industry  Number of Establishments Annual Payroll ($1,000) Paid Employees Per Pay Period (#)*
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting & Mining
3    
Mining, Quarrying, Oil & Gas Extraction
7    
Utilities
5    
Construction
143 24,991 656
Manufacturing
120 172,101 3,386
Wholesale Trade
117 31,852 622
Retail Trade
224 101,088 3,412
Transportation & Warehousing
36 7,199 224
Information
55 16,305 346
Finance & Insurance
130 45,276 948
Real Estate, Rental Leasing
125 11,876 419
Professional, Scientific, Technical Services
344 78,450 1,531
Management of Companies & Enterprises
6 3,187 57
Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Remediation Services
148 46,828 1,608
Educational Services
10 953  
Health Care & Social Assistance
220 188,837 3,645
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
52 31,493 1,149
Accommodation & Food Services
160 42,312 2,654
Other Services (except Public Administration)
155 25,061 841

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 County Business Patterns

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Right to Work Laws
Nevada is a Right to Work state. Right to Work law secures the right of employees to decide for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union. However, employees who work in the railway or airline industries are not protected by a Right to Work law, and employees who work on a federal enclave may not be. 

Return to TopWorkman's Compensation Insurance

To assist in defining workman's compensation rates within Nevada, you have several options:

  • Use your existing insurance company if they are licensed in Nevada
  • You can be self insured in Nevada
  • Provide us with the following information and we will furnish estimates of workman's compensation insurance rates currently available from over 200 private insurance companies in Nevada.
    1. Class codes per employee
    2. Payroll by class code - Nevada has a PAYROLL CAP whereby wages over $36,000 per employee are not charged for workman's compensation.
    3. Loss experience for the last three (3) years
    4. If your company has an Experience Rate Modifier established, it can be applied to your Nevada exposure.
  • Visit National Council on Compensation Insurance for specific rates.  For instructions on how to use this website, please visit How to Access Workers' Compensation Rates at ncci.com
  • Call the National Council on Compensation Insurance at 1.800.622.4123 for specific rates for your company.

Return to TopNevada Underwriting Environment

  • Mandatory use of NCCI loss costs
  • Companies set their own loss cost multipliers
  • Schedule Rating +/- 25%
  • Payroll capped at $36,000 per employee
  • Underwriting Alternatives - Guaranteed Cost Plan, Retrospective Rating Plan, Deductible Program

Return to TopNevada Claims Environment

  • Pro-Employer State - burden of proof is on the employee
  • Medical Control - care must be provided by physicians in Insurer network
  • Drug Testing - positive drug test can result in claim denial
  • PPD Ratings - based on objective findings
  • VOC Rehab - can be addressed through settlement offering

Return to TopHealthcare Information

Resources

American Academy of Family Physicians
The American Academy of Family Physicians is the national association of family doctors. It is one of the largest national medical organizations, with more than 100,300 members in 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam.

HC Pro - Insight for Healthcare Compliance and Management
HCPro, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance

Nevada Business Group on Health

The Nevada Business Group on Health (formally the Nevada Health Care Coalition), is a non-profit business group of over 60 local employers, anchored by large, self-insured public and private companies. We are a business non-profit 501 (c) (6) organization. To enable health provider contracting and health care purchasing programs, the Nevada Business Group on Health (NVBGH) supports a subsidiary non-profit corporation, Nevada Health Partners (NHP).

Nevada Health Partners

Nevada Health Partners is a nonprofit organization which manages the business affairs of the Nevada Business Group on Health and conducts cost-effective health care provider contracting activities on behalf of member employers in northern Nevada serving over 30,000 lives.

 

Health Plans

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nevada
Anthem offers a variety of products that give you benefit and coverage options to suit your situation and your needs. All of their health plans come with benefits everyone looks for - plus some features you might not expect. For more than three decades, Nevadans have relied on the strength and security of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield names. With coverage from Anthem, you join more than 84 million other Americans who count on Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans for health benefits.

Health Plan of Nevada
As Nevada's oldest, and most experienced health care organization, HPN has provided Nevada with quality health care that is affordable and easy to access, for over 20 years. They are pleased to offer a variety of benefit plans that provide services and solutions designed to match your diverse health care needs. HPN, a subsidiary of Sierra Health Services, Inc., is the largest health maintenance organizations (HMO) in Nevada.

Hometown Health Providers Insurance Company
Hometown Health is a non profit medical service organization that offers health insurance to small businesses with two to fifty employees. From the Web site: "Hometown Health Plan is northern Nevada's oldest, largest and most experienced health maintenance organization (HMO). Locally-owned, it was established in 1988 and operates as a non-profit organization. Hometown Health Plan provides comprehensive benefits to members solely through employer groups."

St. Mary's Health Plans

At Saint Mary’s Health Plans, our broad portfolio of health plan options is designed to seamlessly fit the needs of any group. A good place to start is to determine what is best for your company’s needs and the needs of your employees.

UniCare
UniCare is a national organization dedicated to the delivery of quality health care plans and products working together with its customers, consultants, brokers, providers and employers. Providing managed care and specialty health care services throughout the United States, UniCare Life & Health Insurance Company is an operating affiliate of WellPoint Health Networks Inc. one of the nation's largest publicly traded managed care companies serving the health care needs of more than 13 million members and approximately 42.6 million specialty members. UniCare offers a comprehensive array of health care plans and specialty products that preserve member choice at competitive prices.

 

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Traffic & Commuting Trends

Traffic

  Mean Travel Time To Work % Worked At Home
Carson City 16.7 1.9

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2014

Commuting Trends
Total Resident Population  Total Workers Est. Daytime Population Daytime Population Change Due To Commuting Workers Who Lived & Worked in the Same Area Employment Residence Ratio
Working in Area Living in Area # % # %
55,375 31,214 24,378 62,211 6,836 12.3 18,655 33.7 1.28

Total Resident Population: The total number of persons living in the area
Total Workers Working in the Area: The number of workers who reported working in the area regardless of their place of residence.
Total Workers Living in the Area: The number of people living in the area who are workers. Only residence location is reflected in this number.
Estimated Daytime Population: Estimate arrived at by adjusting the total resident populaiton by the number of incommuters and outcommuters to the area.
Daytime Population Change Due to Commuting: The net change in the population due to work travel.
Workers Who Lived & Worked in the Same Area: Shows how many workers who lived in a particular area also worked in that same area.
Eployment Residence Ratio: This is the measure of the total numbe rof workers working in the area relative to the total number of workers living in the area.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2010

Commuting Time to Work

The average one-way commute in Carson City takes 17 minutes. 83% of commuters drive their own car alone. 10% carpool with others. 1% take mass transit and 3% work from home.

Commute Time Percentage (%)
Less than 5 minutes 5.2
6 to 9 minutes 21.4
10 to 14 minutes 29.1
15 to 19 minutes 16.1
20 to 24 minutes 6.2
25 to 29 minutes 3.0
30 to 34 minutes 6.0
35 to 39 minutes 2.9
40 to 44 minutes 4.3
45 to 59 minutes 3.6
60 to 89 minutes 1.6
Greater than 90 minutes 0.7

Source: Sperlings Best Places, June 2014

Return to TopWorkforce Development and Vocational Training

Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR)
The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation consists of divisions that offer assistance in job training and placement, vocational rehabilitation, workplace discrimination and in collecting and analyzing workforce and economic data. Many of these services are provided through DETR's partnership with the Nevada JobConnect system.

Nevada JobConnect

Nevada JobConnect is a statewide network that connects businesses with employees, all in one convenient system.

Career Enhancement Program

CEP serves Nevada employers by building a stronger, more skilled work force by placing unemployed Nevadans into training and re-training situations increasing their employability.  The program offers employers the opportunity to enhance their work force with qualified, competent employees -- trained to the employers unique needs.

 

Dream It Do It Nevada

Dream It Do It Nevada is an industry-led, statewide effort to create a highly skilled workforce in Nevada.  With collaboration from the state's employers, Nevada's educational system, workforce development agencies and economic development authorities, Dream It Do It Nevada makes the connection between where you are now and were you are going.

Job Opportunities in Nevada (JOIN)
JOIN offers clients job readiness skills, assists individuals re-entering the workforce by upgrading skills, offers a GED program, and can even provide funding for individuals to take classes or specialized training.

Nevada Career Studio
The Nevada Career Studio offers employers a variety of recruiting options including online job postings and on-campus job & internship fairs, online job postings, panel presentations, and other networking events. Offering externship/job shadowing and internship opportunities to our talented pool of students are also great ways to team up with us.

NevadaWorks
NevadaWorks is the information source for jobs, job training, Workforce Investment Act (WIA), JTPA and one-stops in Northern Nevada. NevadaWorks provides employment opportunities through job training and re-education for the Northern Nevada workforce.

Train Employees Now (TEN)
This program provides short-term, skills based intensive job training to assist new and expanding firms to reach productivity quickly. A customized program is designed covering recruitment, hiring and job training for Nevada residents.

Workforce Development & Continuing Education (WDCE)
Truckee Meadows Community College's Workforce Development and Continuing Education (WDCE) department offers northern Nevada's largest selection of non-credit professional success courses, along with customized training to help your business grow.

Return to TopWages & Availability For Carson City MSA

Job Title Est. Employment Mean Wage Annual Average
Total All Occupations 26,790 $22.23 $46,230
Management Occupations 1,760 $41.64 $86,620
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,030 $29.03 $60,380
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 740 $31.12 $64,720
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 700 $31.18 $64,860
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 440 N/A N/A
Community and Social Services Occupations 390 $24.88 $51,750
Legal Occupations 380 $43.81 $91,110
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 1,290 $21.93 $45,620
Art, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 190 $24.94 $51,880
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 1,640 $42.36 $88,110
Healthcare Support Occupations 710 $16.04 $33,350
Protective Service Occupations 920 $22.09 $45,950
Food Preparation and Serving-Related Occupations 2,370 $10.76 $22,390
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 760 $12.12 $25,210
Personal Care and Service Occupations 850 $11.84 $24,630
Sales and Related Occupations 2,410 $16.38 $34,070
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 4,880 $16.87 $35,100
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations N/A N/A N/A
Construction and Extraction Occupations 620 $20.28 $42,180
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1,030 $21.72 $45,170
Production Occupations 1,680 $16.72 $34,770
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 950 $14.52 $30,190

Source: Department of Training, Rehabilitation, and Employment (DETR), 2016 Wages

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