Economic Development

Southern Nevada Labor

Employment

Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment
Rate (Local)
Aug 2016 1,056,163 992,453 63,710 6.0
2015 1,046,721 974,859 71,862 6.9
2014 995,541 916,385 79,155 8.0
2013 1,010,179 913,123 97,056 9.2
2012 999,982 881,979 118,004 11.1

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

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Occupation
Year  Employed
Population 16 +
Management, Professional
& Related Occupations
Service Occupations Sales & Office Occupations
# % # % # %
2013 912,329 239,642 26.3 277,858 30.5 237,186 26.0
2012 916,052 242,737 26.5 267,963 29.3 239,440 26.1
2011 920,581 242,863 26.4 264,111 28.7 241,128 26.2
2010 924,498 243,324 26.3 258,497 28.0 241,398 26.1
2009 897,182 230,955 25.7 243,717 27.2 235,353 26.2
Year  Employed
Population 16 +
Natural Resources, Construction
& Maintenance Occupations
Production, Transportation &
Material Moving Occupations
# % # %
2013 912,329 74,132 8.1 83,511 9.2
2012 916,052 83,655 9.1 82,257 9.0
2011 920,581 89,977 9.8 82,502 9.0
2010 924,498 97,882 10.6 83,397 9.0
2009 897,182 106,171 11.8 80,986 9.0

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
# % # % # % # %
2013 912,329 768,246 84.2 99,851 10.9 43,618 4.8 614 0.1
2012 916,052 769,056 84.0 104,545 11.4 41,475 4.5 976 0.1
2011 920,581 776,641 84.4 102,498 11.1 40,134 4.4 1,308 0.1
2010 924,498 779,862 84.4 102,009 11.0 41,280 4.5 1,347 0.1
2009 897,182 758,941 84.6 96,814 10.8 40,156 4.5 1,271 0.1

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

Industry
Industry  2010 2011 2012 2013
# % # % # % # %
Employed Population 16+ 924,498   920,581   916,052   912,329  
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting & Mining
4,059 0.4 4,439 0.5 4,086 0.4 4,446 0.5
Construction
87,937 9.5 77,444 8.4 68,574 7.5 53,421 5.9
Manufacturing
31,151 3.4 30,423 3.3 30,024 3.3 28,741 3.2
Wholesale Trade
19,805 2.1 18,922 2.1 16,870 1.8 16,517 1.8
Retail Trade
103,075 11.1 105,450 11.5 107,664 11.8 109,971 12.1
Transportation & Public Utilities
44,167 4.8 44,778 4.9 43,756 4.8 44,032 4.8
Information
15,753 1.7 15,393 1.7 15,443 1.7 15,478 1.7
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate (Rental & Leasing)
62,859 6.8 59,700 6.5 55,787 6.1 53,440 5.9
Professional (Scientific & Management), Administrative & Waste Management Services
99,203 10.7 97,877 10.6 98,580 10.8 100,644 11.0
Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
124,304 13.4 127,226 13.8 130,198 14.2 131,665 14.4
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accomodation & Food Services
256,641 27.8 262,221 28.5 265,332 29.0 272,391 29.9
Other Services (except Public Administration)
38,594 4.2 39,352 4.3 41,369 4.5 43,262 4.7
Public Administration
36,950 4.0 37,356 4.1 38,369 4.2 38,321 4.2

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
18    
Mining, Quarrying, Oil & Gas Extraction
65 24,702 370
Utilities
57    
Construction
2,957 1,866,779 38,608
Manufacturing
924 900,429 18,806
Wholesale Trade
1,815 1,111,167 21,401
Retail Trade
5,780 2,568,288 95,810
Transportation & Warehousing
828 1,128,421 28,792
Information
726 563,785 10,848
Finance & Insurance
2,754 1,298,850 24,685
Real Estate, Rental Leasing
2,746 761,087 19,557
Professional, Scientific, Technical Services
5,594 2,365,083 39,237
Management of Companies & Enterprises
427 1,089,746 11,835
Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Remediation Services
2,777 1,640,669 55,405
Educational Services
458 254,742 7,313
Health Care & Social Assistance
4,413 3,309,710 69,319
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
903 718,855 20,522
Accommodation & Food Services
4,036 7,484,300 249,420
Other Services (except Public Administration)
2,735 585,511 21,595

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

Return to TopLabor Relations

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. 

Major Unions in Southern Nevada
Union Name Local #'s Location(s)
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3062
Local 1978
Boulder City
Boulder City
American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Local 0 Henderson
American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 369 Las Vegas
American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1108 Las Vegas
American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 761
Local 7156
Local 4636
Las Vegas
Pahrump
Tonopah
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1637 Las Vegas
International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craft Workers (BAC) Local 13 Las Vegas
Building & Construction Trades Department (BCTD) Local 0 Henderson
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE) Local 766 Henderson
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees (BMWE) Local 1020 Henderson
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America (CJA) Local 1780
Local 1977
Local 1827
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Unite Here (HERE) Local 227
Local 165
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 720 Las Vegas
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 396
Local 357
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 995
Local 631
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
The International Union of Painters & Allied Trades Home (IUPAT) Local 2001
Local 15
Local 159
Henderson
Henderson
Henderson
Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 872 Las Vegas
National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Local 2502 Las Vegas
National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) Local 0
Local 0
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) Local 85 Las Vegas
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA) Local 797 Las Vegas
Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Union (PPF/UA) Local 525 Las Vegas
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers (RWAW) Local 162 Las Vegas
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1107
Local 135
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMW) Local 88 Las Vegas
International Union, Security, Police & Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) Local 888 Las Vegas
United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 711 Las Vegas
United Steel Workers (USW) Local 4856 Henderson
United Transportation Union (UTU) Local 1117 Las Vegas

Source: Unions.com

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

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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.

 

Return to TopTraffic & Commuting Trends

Traffic
  Mean Travel Time To Work % Worked At Home
Southern Nevada 23.8 4.0

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2013

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 # % # %
1,945,351 923,311 911,471 1,957,191 11,840 0.6 894,466 46.0 0.97

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

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.

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Wages For Las Vegas MSA

Job Title Est. Employment Mean Wage Annual Average
Total All Occupations 905,600 $20.23 $42,070
Management Occupations 41,410 $47.41 $98,610
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 29,790 $30.41 $63,250
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 11,970 $36.61 $76,140
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 6,750 $37.68 $78,370
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 3,070 $34.87 $72,520
Community and Social Services Occupations 7,150 $24.16 $50,250
Legal Occupations 6,530 $46.76 $97,270
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 34,400 $23.16 $48,180
Art, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 14,400 $25.25 $52,520
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 37,920 $41.72 $86,770
Healthcare Support Occupations 16,860 $16.30 $33,900
Protective Service Occupations 31,730 $19.49 $40,540
Food Preparation and Serving-Related Occupations 142,840 $12.55 $26,100
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 58,700 $14.56 $30,290
Personal Care and Service Occupations 60,000 $12.80 $26,630
Sales and Related Occupations 105,720 $15.80 $32,860
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 139,310 $16.81 $34,970
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 160 $14.71 $30,600
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,020 $23.39 $48,640
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 29,720 $23.63 $49,150
Production Occupations 25,070 $16.26 $33,830
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 63,070 $16.97 $35,300

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

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