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Nebraska jobless rate remains 3.1% for 6th straight month

Posted at 11:23 AM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 12:23:57-05

LINCOLN, Neb. — Officials say Nebraska’s unemployment rate of 3.1% didn't change in December, the sixth straight month the rate has remained at that figure.

A report issued Friday says the preliminary December rate was three-tenths of a point higher than the adjusted December 2018 rate of 2.8%.

The Nebraska rate also was below December’s national preliminary rate of 3.5%, which is unchanged from November and down four-tenths of a point from the December 2018 rate of 3.9%.

The report says non-farm employment dropped a tenth of a point, but the figure's up by more than 15,600 over the year.