The state unemployment rate remained the same in September.
The Nebraska Department of Labor reports the unemployment rate in Nebraska remained at 3.2%, the same as in August. It is up two-tenths of a percent above a year ago.
“2016 continues the trend of nonfarm employment increasing from August to September,” said Commissioner of Labor John Albin in a written statement released by the department. “The start of the school year is always a big employment driver.”
Labor officials say the nonfarm employment for September increased to 1,018,830. That is nearly 4,000 more than a month ago. Employment has risen 8,392 this year.
The sectors showing the most growth include education and health services; professional and business services; and leisure and hospitality.
The Nebraska unemployment rate continues to be far lower than the national rate, which settled at 5% in August.
The unemployment rate in Omaha dropped from 3.5% in August to 3.3% in September. The Lincoln unemployment rate fell by one-tenth of one percent, from 3% to 2.9%. The unemployment rate in Grand Island dropped slightly, from 3.3% to 3.2%.