In 2017, 2.8 percent of Nevadans were employed in the nonprofit sector, the lowest percentage in the nation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In its TED: The Economics Daily newsletter Friday, the BLS reported the highest share of nonprofit employment was in the District of Columbia.
Advocacy organizations, think tanks, trade associations and other groups attracted to the nation’s capital result in one of every four employees working in the nonprofit sector in D.C.
Just a little over ten percent of workers nationally are employed by nonprofits.
Above Nevada’s 2.8 percent share at the bottom of the list were Alabama and Texas, each at 5.1 percent.
The relatively few Nevadans who worked in nonprofits in 2017 earned $962 a week on average, compared to $907 weekly in Nevada private employment as a whole. Nationally, the average nonprofit weekly wage was $1,032, and the U.S. total average weekly wage for private employment was $1,064.
Out of more than 1.17 million workers in private employment in Nevada in 2017, 32,300 were employed by nonprofits.
Nevada’s nonprofit employment grew by five positions in 2018, when the Nevada Current was launched.