Lincoln County’s jobless rate fell to a new low to 6.6% in March. That’s one-third percent lower than February. The most hires and still the most job openings are in the retail sales and service sector like housekeepers and maids.
In that sector, 41% are full time – 84% are permanent jobs and pay an average of $10.86/hour. All only require a high school diploma but 2/3 require prior experience.
Other major job categories that are hiring include those connected with the medical field including nursing assistants, Registered Nurses and home health aides.