Nebraska continued to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country in August.
According to the Nebraska Department of Labor, the state’s unemployment rate was 2.1% last month, down from 2% in July but down from 2.5% in August 2022.
This ranked third nationally for the month. The national unemployment rate in August was 3.7%.
The department said there were 1,029,051 jobs filled in August, down 3,238 from July, but up 16,336 from a year ago.
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The total number of people employed also increased by more than 16,000 compared to a year ago.
The number of people listed as unemployed rose in August from July, but Labor Commissioner John Albin said this reflected an “increase in the number of new entrants to the labor market”.
The unemployment rate in the Lincoln Metropolitan Statistical Area was also 2.1% in August, down from 2.3% in July and August 2022.
The number of job openings at Lincoln rose by more than 800 from July to August and by more than 2,700 from a year ago. The number of people employed increased by more than 400 month-on-month and nearly 3,800 from a year ago.
The Lincoln area did not show an increase in the number of unemployed workers from July through August, although unlike state data, local data is not seasonally adjusted.
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