The Nebraska Department of Labor reports the state unemployment rate in December was 2.7%, the same as in November.
Nonfarm employment dropped slightly in December, but still remained over one million workers. In December, nonfarm employment in Nebraska totaled 1,037,248 compared to 1,039,493 in November.
According to state officials, the unemployment rate for the Omaha area rose from 2.5% in November to 2.8% in December. The Lincoln area unemployment rate also rose three-tenths of a percent last month; from 2.1% to 2.4%. In Grand Island, the unemployment rate rose from 2.5% in November to 3.1% in December.