Nevada has highest rate of occupational licensing, national study finds

Nevada has highest rate of occupational licensing, national study finds

Nearly 27 percent of Nevada workers are subject to occupational licensing, the largest rate of any state in the union, according to a new study that concludes such regulations come with steep economic costs.

A recent analysis by the Institute for Justice, an Arlington, Va.-based nonprofit, found that Nevada's licensing regime results in an annual loss of nearly 35,000 jobs, a $196 million decline in economic output and misallocated economic resources amounting to $3.6 billion.

Matt Mitchell, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, said the overregulation of occupations by the states should be an issue that unites both conservatives and liberals.

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