The state’s unemployment rate rose in November.
The Nebraska Department of Labor reports unemployment is 3.4 percent.
That’s a tenth of a percent increase from October to November and four-tenths higher than a year ago.
Despite the increase, Commissioner of Labor John Albin says the state continues to see strong growth in nonfarm employment, which reached a new high.
Jobs in trade, transportation, and utilities; information; professional and business services; and education and health services all increased during November.
At the same time the state’s rate ticked up, the Grand Island, Lincoln and Omaha areas each experienced a three-tenths of a percent decline in joblessness.
Lincoln, along with Kearney and Scottsbluff, continue to have the lowest unemployment in the state – at 2.5 percent.
The national unemployment rate for November dropped to 4.6 percent.