Nebraska’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in March to 3.1%.
The Nebraska Department of Labor has announced the state unemployment rate dropped by two-tenths of a percent last month.
“Nebraska saw normal seasonal employment fluctuations in March,” Commissioner of Labor John Albin said in a written statement released by his office. “Total nonfarm employment topped 1 million again, the 13th consecutive month that Nebraska has hit this mark.”
Nonfarm employment, according to the department, was 1,013,970, up 8,364 over the year and up 4,830 over the month.
Mining and construction saw the biggest job gains in March, followed by the categories of leisure and hospitality; and trade, transportation, and utilities.
The unemployment rate in Omaha fell two-tenths of a percent to 3.2%. Lincoln saw the same improvement with an unemployment rate in March of 2.6%. In Grand Island, the unemployment rate dropped by four-tenths of a percent to 3.3%.
The national unemployment rate stands a 4.5%.