These Are The 10 Worst Places In Nevada To Get A Job

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by Chris Kolmar
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We’re on a mission at Zippia to criss-cross the country looking for the best and worst places for jobs.

Today, we set our sites on the worst cities to find a job in Nevada after looking at the best places in Nevada a short while ago.

These cities did not have the grit needed to make it to the big leagues and get that big promotion we all hope to get.

After looking at the data for the 100 biggest cities in Nevada, the ten worst cities to find a job in the Silver State are:

  1. Schurz
  2. Walker Lake
  3. Caliente
  4. Hawthorne
  5. Panaca
  6. Pioche
  7. Alamo
  8. Silver Springs
  9. Yerington
  10. Stagecoach

Read on to see how we did it.

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How We Determined The Worst Places For Jobs In The Silver State

After getting the data for every place in Nevada, we ultimately decided to limit our analysis to the biggest places with over 5,000 people.

That left us with 100 cities.

We then ranked each place across a number of criteria from one to 100, with 1 being the worst in any given category.

Finally, we took the average rank across all criteria, with the place posting the lowest overall score gaining the title “Worst City In Nevada To Find A Job”.

The criteria we looked at were:




1. Schurz


Population: 598 Recent Job Growth: -7.18%
Future Job Growth: 15.80%

2. Walker Lake


Population: 264 Recent Job Growth: -7.18%
Future Job Growth: 15.80%

3. Caliente


Population: 1,204 Recent Job Growth: -5.29%
Future Job Growth: 19.70%

4. Hawthorne


Population: 3,450 Recent Job Growth: -7.18%
Future Job Growth: 15.80%

5. Panaca


Population: 1,340 Recent Job Growth: -5.29%
Future Job Growth: 19.70%

6. Pioche


Population: 790 Recent Job Growth: -5.29%
Future Job Growth: 19.70%

7. Alamo


Population: 809 Recent Job Growth: -5.29%
Future Job Growth: 19.70%

8. Silver Springs

Silver Springs, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,995Recent Job Growth: 0.61%
Future Job Growth: 30.80%

9. Yerington

Yerington, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,086Recent Job Growth: 0.61%
Future Job Growth: 30.80%

10. Stagecoach


Population: 1,272 Recent Job Growth: 0.61%
Future Job Growth: 30.80%

Wrapping It Up With Friday Night Drinks

After crunching all the numbers, Schurz took the “top” spot as the worst city in Nevada for a job.

So while the economy continues to improve and jobs become available across the state of Nevada, these cities lag behind.

Hopefully they can catch up before they miss their next bonus.

Detailed List Of Worst Places In Nevada To Get A Job

City Rank Population Recent Job Growth Future Job Growth
schurz 1 598 -7.18% 15.80%
walker lake 2 264 -7.18% 15.80%
caliente 3 1,204 -5.29% 19.70%
hawthorne 4 3,450 -7.18% 15.80%
panaca 5 1,340 -5.29% 19.70%
pioche 6 790 -5.29% 19.70%
alamo 7 809 -5.29% 19.70%
silver springs 8 5,995 0.61% 30.80%
yerington 9 3,086 0.61% 30.80%
stagecoach 10 1,272 0.61% 30.80%
fallon station 11 713 -2.56% 28.70%
lovelock 12 2,220 -1.05% 30.10%
fernley 13 19,074 0.61% 30.80%
hiko 14 224 -5.29% 19.70%
west wendover 15 4,441 -2.96% 29.10%
dayton 16 9,128 0.61% 30.80%
gardnerville 17 5,972 -0.28% 31.40%
owyhee 18 1,146 -2.96% 29.10%
topaz ranch estates 19 1,546 -0.28% 31.40%
stateline 20 871 -0.28% 31.40%
jackpot 21 1,410 -2.96% 29.10%
mcgill 22 1,478 -1.55% 31.30%
gardnerville ranchos 23 11,785 -0.28% 31.40%
beatty 24 1,011 1.81% 35.30%
fallon 25 8,555 -2.56% 28.70%
smith valley 26 1,350 0.61% 30.80%
lund 27 338 -1.55% 31.30%
pahrump 28 35,821 1.81% 35.30%
indian hills 29 5,928 -0.28% 31.40%
fort mcdermitt 30 413 -1.28% 31.70%
grass valley 31 978 -1.05% 30.10%
minden 32 3,381 -0.28% 31.40%
lakeridge 33 236 -0.28% 31.40%
ely 34 4,236 -1.55% 31.30%
carter springs 35 345 -0.28% 31.40%
johnson lane 36 6,626 -0.28% 31.40%
wells 37 1,363 -2.96% 29.10%
ruhenstroth 38 1,149 -0.28% 31.40%
elko 39 18,438 -2.96% 29.10%
mcdermitt 40 203 -1.28% 31.70%
tonopah 41 2,757 1.81% 35.30%
silver peak 42 173 -1.49% 34.30%
round hill village 43 692 -0.28% 31.40%
kingsbury 44 1,690 -0.28% 31.40%
ruth 45 816 -1.55% 31.30%
north las vegas 46 215,762 1.88% 35.10%
osino 47 608 -2.96% 29.10%
eureka 48 526 -2.94% 29.60%
carson city 49 55,184 0.50% 33.20%
east valley 50 1,578 -0.28% 31.40%
carlin 51 2,646 -2.96% 29.10%
winchester 52 27,260 1.88% 36.40%
sunrise manor 53 190,931 1.88% 36.40%
spring creek 54 13,295 -2.96% 29.10%
goldfield 55 343 -1.49% 34.30%
zephyr cove 56 355 -0.28% 31.40%
crescent valley 57 256 -2.94% 29.60%
paradise 58 220,202 1.88% 36.40%
fish springs 59 723 -0.28% 31.40%
genoa 60 777 -0.28% 31.40%
laughlin 61 6,855 1.88% 36.40%
skyland 62 221 -0.28% 31.40%
las vegas 63 587,699 1.88% 36.20%
topaz lake 64 241 -0.28% 31.40%
whitney 65 37,977 1.88% 36.40%
golconda 66 207 -1.28% 31.70%
searchlight 67 398 1.88% 36.40%
mesquite 68 15,391 1.88% 36.40%
moapa town 69 697 1.88% 36.40%
winnemucca 70 7,409 -1.28% 31.70%
spring valley 71 178,673 1.88% 36.40%
glenbrook 72 178 -0.28% 31.40%
nellis afb 73 3,041 1.88% 36.40%
indian springs 74 938 1.88% 36.40%
sandy valley 75 1,415 1.88% 36.40%
battle mountain 76 3,560 -1.06% 33.30%
moapa valley 77 6,668 1.88% 36.40%
boulder city 78 15,194 1.88% 36.40%
enterprise 79 113,150 1.88% 36.40%
blue diamond 80 350 1.88% 36.40%
paradise valley 81 198 -1.28% 31.70%
bunkerville 82 1,128 1.88% 36.40%
reno 83 226,305 2.95% 38.80%
wadsworth 84 783 2.95% 38.90%
sun valley 85 18,514 2.95% 38.90%
summerlin south 86 24,061 1.88% 36.40%
nixon 87 394 2.95% 38.90%
sparks 88 90,099 2.95% 38.80%
henderson 89 258,270 1.88% 36.80%
virginia city 90 814 2.92% 38.40%
mount charleston 91 227 1.88% 36.40%
sutcliffe 92 303 2.95% 38.90%
cold springs 93 8,530 2.95% 38.90%
incline village 94 7,963 2.95% 38.90%
lemmon valley 95 5,217 2.95% 38.90%
spanish springs 96 15,436 2.95% 38.90%
washoe valley 97 3,417 2.95% 38.90%
golden valley 98 1,994 2.95% 38.90%
verdi 99 1,665 2.95% 38.90%
mogul 100 1,419 2.95% 38.90%