Unemployment in Nebraska stayed steady at 3%, according to the Nebraska Department of Labor.
The preliminary unemployment rate in April remained the same as the rate in March.
Labor Commissioner John Albin reports employment levels for education and health services as well as leisure and hospitality reached new highs.
Slightly more than one million people make up the Nebraska labor force.
The sectors growing the most during the past month were leisure and hospitality, up 3,397; trade, transportation and utilities, up 2,030; and professional and business services, up 1,490.
The state unemployment rate remains well under the national unemployment rate of 5%, which was unchanged from last month.
The unemployment rate for the greater Omaha area dropped slightly in April, from 3.5% to 3.2%. The unemployment rate in Lincoln also fell, slightly, from 2.8% to 2.7%.