Income- Gainful Employment

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CRC calculations based on United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics.

Challenging economic times have taught us all some valuable lessons. Whether or not our neighbors have jobs that can support their families matters — to all of us. A stable income is one of the building blocks to a good quality of life. When more people are gainfully employed, the brighter our economic outlook will be.

This measure allows us to track progress toward the community’s Bold Goal of at least 90% of the labor force gainfully employed by 2020. Gainful employment tells us the percent of people who are employed, after accounting for those who are unemployed, discouraged job seekers, involuntary part-time and other marginally attached workers. Income, Education and Health are all connected. Households with higher incomes are more likely to experience success in education and have better health outcomes.