Gainful Employment

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

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.

KEY FACT:  9 in 10 (91.6 %) people in the Cincinnati MSA are gainfully employed.