Nebraska’s unemployment rate continues to drop, now at 2.5%.
The Nebraska Department of Labor has announced the state unemployment rate for April dropped a tenth of a percent from March to settle at 2.5%, down nearly a full percentage point from a year ago.
According to the department, Nebraska’s total nonfarm employment topped one million, reaching 1,003,662, up by nearly 11,000 from March. Education and health services demonstrated the strongest job growth in April, up nearly 5,000 jobs. The categories of “other services” and financial activities also showed strong growth.
State officials report the Omaha area unemployment rate in April was 2.8% and the rate in Lincoln was 2.1%.
The national unemployment rate is 5.4%, also down a tenth of a percent.
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