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Workforce Status & Poverty
Most persons who fall below the poverty threshold are employed or not in the labor force
In Lincoln, most people aged 16 or older who fall below the poverty threshold5 are either employed or not in the labor force.6 Very few residents who are below the poverty threshold are unemployed.
- In 2019, 48% of people aged 16 or older who fall below the poverty threshold were employed, while 47% were not in the labor force.
- Only 5% of people aged 16 or older who fall below the poverty threshold were unemployed in Lincoln in 2019.
5. Federal poverty thresholds are determined annually based on household income, family size, and the number of related children under 18 years of age. In 2019, the poverty threshold for a family of four with two children under the age of 18 was $26,017 in annual household income.
6. Not in labor force includes all people 16 years old and over who are not classified as members of the labor force. This category consists mainly of students, stay at home parents, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, institutionalized people, and people only doing incidental unpaid family work.