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Economy & Workforce


Lincoln has an active and educated workforce: high rates of workforce participation, low unemployment, over half of adults with post-secondary degrees, and high marks for quality from local businesses. However, most Lincoln households have not regained pre-Great Recession incomes, even when adjusting for inflation, though Lincoln’s most affluent households are thriving. Declining or stagnant measures for entrepreneurship and STEM jobs signal signs of weakness in Lincoln’s economy. The high percentage of children with all parents in the workforce signals the need for high quality childcare, but costs may consume a significant proportion of a household income.