Economic Opportunity

Goal 2: Maintain Lincoln’s rate of employment at the difference between Lincoln’s three year average and the national three-year average.
Maintain Lincoln’s rate of employment at the difference between Lincoln’s three year average and the national three-year average.
11/06-10/09 Oct 09 2010-2012 Jan 13 2011-2013 Apr 2014
Lincoln 3.3% 4.2% 4.0% 4.2% 5.1% 2.9%
Nebraska 3.6% 4.4% 4.6% 4.5% 6.1 3.3%
National 6.3% 10.2% 8.9% 8.5% 10.1% 5.9%
Source: NE Dept of Labor & Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics EO Goal2
About this measure:
The Nebraska Department of Labor & the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics are the data sources for this indicator.
Why this is important:
Employment is an indicator of a community’s economic vitality, the financial status of its citizens, and need for services to assist unemployed people return to the workforce.
What’s being done:
Urban Development uses Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds to provide employment skills to low-income adults, youth and also to individuals laid off from area employers. These services are provided by GED and Adult Basic Education, secondary and post-secondary education, placement in work experience and On-The-Job training (OJT) with an emphasis on high wage and high demand occupations. These services are provided at the American Job Center (AJC) currently located in the Gold's building. Over 20,000 individuals and 500 employers use the AJC annually.