Nebraska’s unemployment rate remained unchanged last month.
So did the state’s status.
The state unemployment rate remains at 2.6%. Nebraska remains first among the states with the lowest unemployment rate.
According to the Nebraska Department of Labor, the June unemployment rate of 2.6% was unchanged from May.
“June continued the trend of the unemployment rate at well under last year’s rate and total nonfarm employment holding at over 1 million,” said Commissioner of Labor John H. Albin in a written statement released by his office. “A variety of industries grew over the month and over the year.”
The Omaha metropolitan area unemployment rate stood at 3.2% in June, compared with 2.9% in May. In Lincoln, the unemployment rate rose from 2.2% in May to 2.6% in June.
Nonfarm employment continues to hover above a million. In June, employment reached 1,007,608, up more than 6,000 from a year ago.
The sector experiencing the most growth in June was leisure and hospitality, up more 2,700 jobs. The category of mining and construction also grew by more than 2,000.
The national unemployment rate is 5.3%.