September 1, 2014

State’s unemployment rate now 2nd lowest in USA

Nebraska’s jobless rate has fallen again — to its lowest point in several years.

State labor officials say the unemployment rate has finally dipped below 4%. For April, the rate reached 3.9%.

That’s down one-tenth of a point from March and is the lowest number of Nebraska jobless since December of 2008.

The national unemployment rate also fell a-tenth of a point to just above 8%, which is more than twice Nebraska’s rate.

Officials say Nebraska’s jobless rate is now the second-lowest in the country, behind only North Dakota, which fell to 3% even.