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Nebraska is located in the Midwest and covers a total area of 77,353.73 square miles. It is the 16th largest state in terms of land area. Nebraska comprises 93 counties and occupies the central area of the Frontier Strip. According to the July 2007 estimate, there are 1,774,571 residents in the state.

Per the Census Bureau, 13.3% of the population is above the age of 65. Of the people over the age of 25 in Nebraska, 86.6% have a high school diploma and more than 23% have earned a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.

Agriculture is the chief income-producer in Nebraska. The major farm products of the state are hogs, cattle, corn, soybeans, and wheat. In 1997, Nebraska ranked 2nd among the states in terms of cattle production. Wheat farming thrives on the southwest plateaus, while the sugar-beet crop flourishes along the Platte River and its tributaries. Food processing is one of the leading industries in the state and Nebraska is noted for beef production. Since World War II, Nebraska has diversified its industries. Other important industries in the state include the manufacture of primary metals, electrical machinery, and transportation equipment. Oil deposits also contribute to the economy of the state. Insurance and telecommunications industries are also progressing and have centers at Omaha and Lincoln.

As of January 2009, the civilian workforce in Nebraska was more than 990.7 thousand people, among which 4.3% were unemployed. The major sectors that made up the non-farm labor market of Nebraska are Manufacturing (10.2 %), Trade, Transportation and Utilities (21.04 %), Professional and Business Services (10.87%), Leisure and Hospitality (8.52%), Education (13.8%) and Government (17.5%).

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