The current administration will tell you that unemployment is at an all time low.  There are some things you should know about statistics like this.  First, the more the rural the geography, the less accurate or meaningful the data is.  When you look at the statistics for Nebraska, most times you only get glance at Lincoln and Omaha.  What about the rest of the state?  What about the people that are no longer included in the statistics because it's been longer than 27 weeks.  What about the people who are considered employed just because their unemployment benefits ran out.  Or they finally  had to take on 2 or 3 jobs just to struggle.  Underemployment that doesn't produce a living wage is the challenge no one remembers unless you are one of those that ARE underemployed. Here's a shocker.  FACT:  43% of college kids who graduated between 2000 and 2017 are underemployed. 

The last election promised jobs and and an economy that could that support a living wage.  It hasn't happened.  Most people are NOT better off than they were 2, 4 or 6 years ago.   What can we do?  1) Invest in education and meaningful marketplace skills.  Offer guidance when it comes to learning a skill set.  We have too many 17 and 18 year old kids that enter college or post secondary education aiming for a degree that will NOT ALLOW A COMPETITIVE CAREER.  2) Open new markets for technology positions.  Support local leaders in getting that done.  Don't let the ConAgra's and the Cabella's of our state leave.  3) Overhaul the tax code.  The burden of our tax revenue can not be on the shoulders of our everyday citizens and let loop holes provide the wealthy with a way to not do their share.  Our current representatives have allowed this to happen.   I say...