The state unemployment rate remained at 3.6% in August, according to statistics released by the Nebraska Department of Labor.
The department reports while the state unemployment rate was unchanged for July, it dropped 0.4% from August of last year.
Non-farm employment is up by more than 6,000 jobs so far this year, up 3,601 from July. The industries that showed the most growth were mining and construction; trade, transportation, and utilities; and education and health services.
The state unemployment rate is well below the national rate of 6.1%.
The Omaha and Lincoln unemployment rates both fell and both by 0.4%.
In the Omaha metropolitan area, the unemployment rate stands at 3.8%. The Lincoln unemployment rate is 3%.