2014 Nebraska Rural Poll, “Earning a Living in Nonmetropolitan Nebraska”

While wage and salary jobs make up about 80 percent of all Nebraska jobs, they are being steadily replaced by self-employment. This is especially true in nonmetropolitan counties. Given this, what types of jobs do rural Nebraskans have? How many rural Nebraskans derive income from self-employment? What motivates rural Nebraskans’ decision to be employed?

This paper provides a detailed analysis of these questions. The complete report can be found athttp://ruralpoll.unl.edu/report14

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