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Parents in Workforce

Most parents work
  • In Lincoln, 75% of children under 6 years of age have all parents in the workforce; for children from 6 through 17 years of age, the percentage is nearly 82%.
    • All parents in the workforce is defined as two-parent families, both of whom work, and one-parent families with that parent working.
  • Lincoln has a much higher percentage of families with all parents in the workforce than the national average.
  • Nebraska, along with other upper Great Plains states, regularly ranks as one of the top states for percentage of children with all parents in the workforce.