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Workforce Participation

Workforce participation in Lincoln is high

The workforce participation rate is the percentage of the population that is either working or actively looking for work.1 In Lincoln, a higher percentage of persons over the age of 16 participate in the workforce than the national rate.

  • The workforce participation rate in Lincoln has exceeded the national rate by an average of 8% over the last decade.
  • Lincoln’s workforce participation rate was 72% in 2019, while the national rate was 64%.

1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021, October 21). Concepts and definitions. https://www.bls.gov/cps/definitions.htm#laborforce.