Nebraska’s unemployment rate fell to 2.8 percent in February

30 Apr 2018

LINCOLN (AP) — The number of employed workers rose in Nebraska as the unemployment rate dropped to 2.8 percent, according to a state report issued.

The Nebraska Labor Department said the preliminary February rate was one-tenth of a point under the 2.9 percent of January and December and was down two-tenths of a point from the 3 percent of February 2017. This February’s rate also remained well below the U.S. rate, which was unchanged at 4.1 percent.

“The labor force and number of employed workers both increased again in February, and nearly 55,000 jobs with Nebraska employers were listed on,” said State Labor Commissioner John Albin.

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