The Nebraska Department of Labor released Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for March is 3.8%, seasonally adjusted. The jobless rate is the same as the February rate and down 0.2% from the March 2012 rate.
“In addition to the state having a consistently low unemployment rate, the Nebraska labor force continues to grow and the number of unemployed Nebraskans within the labor force continues to shrink,” said Commissioner of Labor Catherine D. Lang.
Non-farm employment grew by nearly 4,000 jobs since February 2013. The top three private sector industries showing the largest gains over the previous month were Leisure and Hospitality, Mining and Construction and Professional and Business Services.
The seasonally-adjusted national unemployment rate in March was 7.6%, a decrease of 0.1% from February.
The March 2012 national unemployment rate was 8.2%.
April 2013 data will be published Friday, May 17.