Nebraska’s unemployment rate is improving. Commissioner of Labor Catherine Lang says July’s unemployment rate is better than June’s. July saw a decrease in the overall state rate by two-tents of a percent and Lang says any rate that is going down is a positive indication.
Lang says information they received from staff in the filed shows at the local level we continue to see an increase in job orders from businesses. She says that is great news for those seeking employment.
Lang says one of the largest increases in terms in the number of people hired was in professional and businesses services and the greatest increase came in administrative and support areas. That had been an area that showed a significant decrease. Lang says
Nebraska’s unemployment rate for July came in at 4.7-percent compared to June’s 4.9-percent and from July’s number of 4.8-percent in 2009. Nebraska still has the third lowest unemployment rate in the nation. North and South Dakota have the nation’s lowest percentage of people out of work.