Economic Development

Western Nevada Labor

Employment

Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment
Rate (Local)
Aug 2016 314,627 298,147 16,480 5.2
2015 310,870 290,027 20,843 6.7
2014 304,887 281,277 23,619 7.7
2013 305,466 275,696 29,770 10.4
2012 310,273 274,078 36,195 12.1

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* 274,294 88,228 32.2 58,387 21.3 71,897 26.2
2012 280,044 88,885 31.7 58,517 20.9 76,214 27.2
2011 284,443 90,058 31.7 57,880 20.3 77,087 27.1
2010 288,429 89,512 31.0 57,352 19.9 78,500 27.2
2009 286,145 88,160 30.8 54,963 19.2 76,701 26.8
Year  Employed
Population 16 +
Natural Resources, Construction
& Maintenance Occupations
Production, Transportation &
Material Moving Occupations
# % # %
2013* 274,294 23,709 8.6 32,073 11.7
2012 280,044 23,548 8.4 32,880 11.7
2011 284,443 26,318 9.3 33,100 11.6
2010 288,429 29,499 10.2 33,566 11.6
2009 286,145 32,815 11.5 33,506 11.7

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Selected Economic Characteristics. *does not include Mineral and Storey counties

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* 274,294 210,546 76.8 46,957 17.1 16,526 6.0 265 0.1
2012 280,044 215,520 77.0 47,353 16.9 16,899 6.0 272 0.1
2011 284,443 220,342 77.5 46,877 16.5 16,957 6.0 267 0.1
2010 288,429 224,608 77.9 46,022 16.0 17,444 6.0 355 0.1
2009 286,145 224,165 78.3 44,298 15.5 17,370 6.1 312 0.1

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Selected Economic Characteristics, *does not include Mineral and Storey counties

Industry
Industry  2010 2011 2012 2013*
# % # % # % # %
Employed Population 16+ 288,429   284,443   280,044   274,294  
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting & Mining
3,418 1.2 3,522 1.2 3,587 1.3 4,767 1.7
Construction
24,449 8.5 22,007 7.7 19,217 6.9 26,386 9.6
Manufacturing
22,668 7.9 21,513 7.6 21,107 7.5 21,432 7.8
Wholesale Trade
9,106 3.2 8,739 3.1 8,421 3.0 7,774 2.8
Retail Trade
36,004 12.5 35,988 12.7 35,898 12.8 31,475 11.5
Transportation & Public Utilities
16,433 5.7 15,842 5.6 15,687 5.6 14,883 5.4
Information
4,860 1.7 4,945 1.7 4,913 1.8 4,761 1.7
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate (Rental & Leasing)
17,211 6.0 17,061 6.0 16,012 5.7 14,516 5.3
Professional (Scientific & Management), Administrative & Waste Management Services
28,353 9.8 28,182 9.9 28,357 10.1 30,328 11.1
Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
51,678 17.9 52,179 18.3 50,875 18.2 51,997 19.0
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accomodation & Food Services
44,650 15.5 43,894 15.4 43,450 15.5 41,917 15.3
Other Services (except Public Administration)
11,384 3.9 11,853 4.2 13,031 4.7 13,811 5.0
Public Administration
18,215 6.3 18,718 6.6 19,489 7.0 18,527 6.8

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Selected Economic Characteristics, *does not include Mineral and Storey counties

Payroll Costs Industry
Industry  Number of Establishments Annual Payroll ($1,000) Paid Employees Per Pay Period (#)
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting & Mining
28 1,511 2
Mining, Quarrying, Oil & Gas Extraction
90 81,682 552
Utilities
46 8,208 94
Construction
1,559 496,706 9,959
Manufacturing
709 1,065,344 19,552
Wholesale Trade
881 533,500 10,479
Retail Trade
2,026 786,444 29,132
Transportation & Warehousing
492 402,244 9,819
Information
336 253,545 4,229
Finance & Insurance
1,033 447,326 7,899
Real Estate, Rental Leasing
979 153,942 4,293
Professional, Scientific, Technical Services
2,317 683,201 12,202
Management of Companies & Enterprises
112 125,670 1,288
Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Remediation Services
1,020 562,032 16,300
Educational Services
169 56,709 2,017
Health Care & Social Assistance
1,618 1,385,365 28,113
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
335 152,206 6,712
Accommodation & Food Services
1,418 801,566 38,486
Other Services (except Public Administration)
1,248 228,496 8,005

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 Western Nevada
Union Name Local #'s Location(s)
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 1201 Fallon
American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 368 Reno
American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 7125
Local 0
Local 5718
Incline Village
Reno
Sparks
Building & Construction Trades Department (BCTD) Local 0 Sparks
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE) Local 0
Local 800
Reno
Sparks
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees (BMWE) Local 85 Fernley
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America (CJA) Local 971 Reno
Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 87177
Local 1119
Fallon
Fallon
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 0
Local 363
Reno
Reno
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 401 Reno
International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 533 Reno
International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 200 Wellington
The International Union of Painters & Allied Trades Home (IUPAT) Local 567
Sparks
Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 0
Local 169
Reno
Reno
National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Local 709
Local 2778
Reno
Sparks
National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) Local 0 Reno
National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) Local 38 Reno
Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Union (PPF/UA) Local 350 Sparks
National Rural Letter Carrier's Association (RLCA) Local 48 Reno
Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMW) Local 26
Local 0
Sparks
Sparks
United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2162 Reno
United Government Security Officers of America (UGSOA) Local 76 Reno
United Transportation Union (UTU) Local 1043 Reno

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
Western Nevada 23.0 3.6

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2013 (does not include Mineral and Storey counties)

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 # % # %
600,550 284,451 283,163 601,838 1,288 0.2 245,189 40.8 2.21

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 Reno-Sparks MSA*

Job Title Est. Employment Mean Wage Annual Average
Total All Occupations 204,510 $21.35 $44,410
Management Occupations $11,870 $47.89 $99,620
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 8,010 $32.30 $67,190
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 3,480 $35.11 $73,020
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2,260 $35.48 $73,790
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 2,790 $29.66 $61,690
Community and Social Services Occupations 2,480 $24.29 $50,530
Legal Occupations 1,300 $44.97 $93,530
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 10,830 $23.64 $49,180
Art, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2,750 $23.67 $49,240
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 10,000 $41.53 $86,370
Healthcare Support Occupations 4,180 $15.18 $31,570
Protective Service Occupations 4,280 $20.98 $43,640
Food Preparation and Serving-Related Occupations 21,580 $10.69 $22,230
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 8,670 $11.72 $24,380
Personal Care and Service Occupations 8,620 $11.76 $24,470
Sales and Related Occupations 20,700 $17.14 $35,650
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,800 $17.24 $35,850
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 150 $15.29 $31,800
Construction and Extraction Occupations 10,290 $22.13 $46,040
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8,550 $21.46 $44,630
Production Occupations 10,320 $15.95 $33,170
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 16,610 $16.81 $34,970

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

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