The state Department of Labor reports the state rate remained stable even as the Omaha and Lincoln metropolitan areas saw drops in their unemployment rates.
In the Omaha metro area, the unemployment rate edged down, from 2.6% in October to 2.5% in November. Unemployment took a bigger drop in Lincoln, falling a full three-tenths of a percent from 2.5% in October to 2.2% last month. In Grand Island, the unemployment rate dropped from 2.7% to 2.6%.
In western Nebraska, the North Platte unemployment rate dropped from 2.8% to 2.5%. In Scottsbluff, the rate remained at 3%.
State nonfarm employment grew to 1,039,938, slightly better than the October figure of 1,037,675, but not strong enough growth to move the overall state unemployment rate.
The federal unemployment rate in November was 3.7%.