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Construction jobs in Vegas grow

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Construction jobs in Vegas are enjoying solid growth, according to labor market projections.

Nevada’s largest population centers experienced mixed job growth in November after a seasonally adjusted increase of 1,800 jobs Statewide. Job growth was heavily concentrated in Las Vegas, the Silver State’s largest metropolitan statistical area (MSA). Las Vegas employment saw a seasonally-adjusted increase of 1,200 jobs, the result of increasing by 3,600 jobs when only 2,400 were expected to be added.

In Carson City, job levels remained unchanged and in line with seasonal expectations.

Year-over-year employment increased Statewide and across all of the Silver State’s MSAs this month. Las Vegas employment grew at 2.7 percent, an increase of 25,500 jobs since November of 2016. Goods-producing industries in the area added 10,000 jobs while service-providing industries gained 15,2001 . Reno realized slight gains with 1,300 new jobs over the year, a growth rate of 0.6 percent. This growth corresponds to 1,800 new goods-producing jobs.

Job growth ranged from -4.1 percent in Esmeralda County to 67 percent in Storey County. In the latter, 4,200 new jobs were generated over the year, leaving employment at 10,500. Construction and manufacturing lead the way with 1,000 and 800 jobs, respectively.

As for Nevada’s major population centers, Carson City wages totaled $940 per week during the first six months of the year. Washoe County came in just above the Statewide average at $906. Clark County was slightly below the average for the Silver State at $890 per week.

Based on the most current QCEW information, average weekly wages in Nevada as a whole increased three percent over the first six months of 2017, relative to the same period in the 2016. Change in weekly wages range from -5.6 percent (Esmeralda) to 13.3 percent (Storey).

In the latter, growth is being driven by construction and manufacturing. Sixteen of 17 counties experienced an increase in average weekly wages in this year’s second quarter. As for Nevada’s major population centers, both Carson City (7.6 percent) and Washoe County (3.5 percent) saw wage increases greater than in the Silver State as a whole. Wages in Clark County grew slightly less than that for the Silver State at 2.3 percent.

 

Las Vegas jobs climb

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

A number of Las Vegas jobs have grown, according to recent labor statistics.

All metro areas experienced job growth over the year and job levels continue to trend up in the State’s major population centers, with record highs in Las Vegas and Reno.

In November the jobless rates are down slightly over the year in all metros. Sustained growth in the labor force will continue to limit declines in the jobless rate. Highlights:

Job Growth Since November 2016: o

Statewide jobs are up 2.7 percent; 35,100

Las Vegas jobs are up 2.7 percent; 25,500

Reno jobs are up 0.6 percent; 1,300

Carson City jobs are up 2.1 percent; 600

Unemployment Rates:

Las Vegas: 5.1 percent; down 0.1 point from a year ago

Reno: four percent; down 0.2 point from a year ago

Carson City: five percent; down 0.3 point from a year ago

November unemployment rates ranged from 2.9 percent (Eureka) to 6.4 percent (Nye).

Sixteen of 17 counties experienced an increase in average weekly wages in this year’s second quarter.

Carson City (7.6 percent) and Washoe County (3.5 percent) saw wage increases greater than in the Silver State as a whole.

Year-to-date, initial claims for unemployment insurance have declined in all but three counties.

Clark, Washoe, and Carson City experienced year-to-date declines in initial claims for unemployment insurance of 1,200, 850, and 340, respectively.

Best Vegas jobs

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Are you looking for a career change when it comes to Vegas jobs? A new Careerbuilder survey can point you in the right direction.

CareerBuilder is releasing a list of jobs that can give you the building blocks to jump-start your career and get ahead. The study looks at jobs that are projected to grow over the next five years, present good learning opportunities and, for the most part, don’t require a college degree.

Description

2018 Jobs

2018-2023
Change

Required
Education  

Avg. Hourly
Earnings

Computer User Support Specialist – helpdesk-type roles get exposure to evolving technologies and training for higher skill IT positions

693,704

57,607

Some college, no degree

$25.53

Human Resource Specialist – working with not only HR, but all functions, allows for a varied skillset which can be applied across the business

548,548

24,824

Bachelor’s degree 

$31.20

Administrative Assistant – organizational and multi-tasking skills are core to this role, which serves as the support system for a team with insider knowledge on a wide range of projects and businesses

2,745,769

107,892

High school diploma or equivalent 

$17.38

Customer Service Representatives – provides a great way to become an expert on the company’s products while building problem-solving and communication skills 

2,804,946

196,417

High school diploma or equivalent 

$16.91

Medical Assistant – provides exposure to both clinical and non-clinical learning opportunities that can open the door to other positions in the industry 

667,542

75,649

Post-secondary non-degree award 

$15.79