LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A newly-released study shows Nevada's workforce is the most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The main reason, according to the study by ecommerce website Volusion, is tourism.
Similar to Hawaii, Nevada state leads the nation in retail, leisure, and hospitality.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says those industries account for about 35% of jobs in the Silver State. The three industries have also been hit the hardest by the pandemic.
Here is the summary of the data for Nevada:
- Share of employment in retail, leisure and hospitality: 35.5%
- Total retail workers: 148,400
- Total leisure and hospitality workers: 355,300
- Cost of living: 2.4% below average
- Percent below the poverty level: 12.9%
Here are the statistics for the entire United States:
- Share of employment in retail, leisure and hospitality: 21.3%
- Total retail workers: 15,786,300
- Total leisure and hospitality workers: 16,295,000
- Cost of living: N/A
- Percent below the poverty level: 13.1%