Nevada makes a big splash according to new statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. For the first time, their Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account includes state-level estimates of employment and compensation.
And for once, Nevada makes the top of a good list! Our state is fourth in the nation for growth in arts and cultural growth, at 3.9 percent. Nevada had 40,323 jobs related to arts and culture in 2014, accounting for 3.0 percent of jobs in the state. Average compensation of arts and cultural jobs in Nevada was $67,042 in 2014. Here’s a look at Nevada in comparison to the rest of the top 5:
24 states had positive employment growth in arts and cultural industries in 2014. Growth across all states ranged from a low of -5.8 percent in Montana to a high of 5.7 percent in Washington.
Arts and cultural economic activity nationwide grew an inflation-adjusted 1.9 percent in 2014, down from 2.4 in 2013. This sector accounted for 4.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), or $729.6 billion, in 2014.
Information services and design services were the leading contributors to the nationwide growth in 2014. Core arts and cultural production industries, including performing arts, design services, fine arts education and education services, grew 3.2 percent. Supporting arts and cultural production industries, including art support services and information services, increased 1.6 percent.
Learn more about the national landscape and dig deeper on Nevada over at the BEA.