Nevada Employment Data by County

County with the Most Businesses: Clark County Nevada, 53,545
County with the Most Employees: Clark County Nevada, 864,312
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Eureka County Nevada, $1,913
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Lyon County Nevada, 5.7%



Churchill County Nevada

Total Businesses6030.8% of state total
Total Employment6,2870.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$85190.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction7312.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade97215.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places376.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5168.2% of county employees



Clark County Nevada

Total Businesses53,54567.1% of state total
Total Employment864,31271.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$88794.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services7,98314.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services267,36130.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3,8717.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Casino hotels151,86717.6% of county employees



Douglas County Nevada

Total Businesses1,7592.2% of state total
Total Employment16,8081.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$83889.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services28015.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services5,50332.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places995.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Casino hotels3,43820.5% of county employees



Elko County Nevada

Total Businesses1,2861.6% of state total
Total Employment18,2261.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$951101.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade16112.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services5,27929.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places806.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Casino hotels3,55519.5% of county employees



Eureka County Nevada

Total Businesses490.1% of state total
Total Employment4,3140.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,913203.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Mining and oil extraction1326.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade461.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Gold ore and silver ore mining816.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Support activities for mining631.5% of county employees



Humboldt County Nevada

Total Businesses4580.6% of state total
Total Employment6,0440.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,109117.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade6814.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Mining and oil extraction1,82430.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places296.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4637.7% of county employees



Lander County Nevada

Total Businesses1110.1% of state total
Total Employment2,8630.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,586168.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1917.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Mining and oil extraction2,08372.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places98.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Support activities for mining842.9% of county employees



Lincoln County Nevada

Total Businesses990.1% of state total
Total Employment5810.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$54257.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry1212.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade17129.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Beef cattle ranching farming and feedlots66.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores6511.2% of county employees



Lyon County Nevada

Total Businesses9651.2% of state total
Total Employment9,5380.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78383.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction12012.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,08621.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places454.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6556.9% of county employees



Mineral County Nevada

Total Businesses670.1% of state total
Total Employment1,0900.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$92498.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1522.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade11210.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Gasoline stations with convenience stores46.0% of county businesses
Most Employees All other professional and technical services90.8% of county employees



Nye County Nevada

Total Businesses8171.0% of state total
Total Employment9,6980.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$974103.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade12214.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,53015.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places506.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6426.6% of county employees



Pershing County Nevada

Total Businesses920.1% of state total
Total Employment1,2060.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,137120.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry1415.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Mining and oil extraction64353.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Hay farming1010.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Hotels and motels except casino hotels60.5% of county employees



Storey County Nevada

Total Businesses2460.3% of state total
Total Employment10,8580.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,097116.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction5723.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Transport and warehousing4,17438.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses General warehousing and storage208.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Plumbing and hvac contractors8287.6% of county employees



Washoe County Nevada

Total Businesses14,35318.0% of state total
Total Employment188,67515.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$90596.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services2,24315.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services32,05017.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places7945.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places15,1368.0% of county employees



White Pine County Nevada

Total Businesses2220.3% of state total
Total Employment2,8010.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,074114.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services3616.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Mining and oil extraction1,19942.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places156.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1926.9% of county employees






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