The Nebraska Department of Labor announced the unemployment rate for October was 3.4%, seasonally adjusted, down 0.2% from September and down 0.4% from the October unemployment rate last year of 3.8%.
“The October increase in non-farm employment continues the year to year growth Nebraska is experiencing,” said Acting Commissioner of Labor John H. Albin said in a written statement released by the department. “This growth should encourage workers who are looking to get back into the labor market.”
Nebraska’s non-farm employment reached 999,517 in October, up by 8,966 over the year and up 6,449 from September, according to the department.
The most employment growth the last month occurred in education and health services; trade, transportation and utilities; and professional and business services.
The Omaha metropolitan area had an unemployment rate in October of 3.2%; Lincoln at 2.3%.
The state unemployment rate is far lower than the national unemployment rate of 5.8%