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Nebraska unemployment rate back to percent seen in March

Posted at 10:19 AM, Sep 18, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Governor Pete Ricketts announced Friday that Nebraska has the lowest unemployment rate in the United States at 4.0 percent.

“As we continue to get Nebraska growing after the disruptions of the pandemic, people across our state are returning to work,” said Ricketts. “Nebraskans are hard-working and resilient, and I appreciate the resolve they’ve shown over the past six months to slow the spread of the virus. The grit and determination of our people, along with an effective plan to restore growth, have led to incredible results.”

Nebraska’s current unemployment rate is now equal to what it was in March 2020.

Nebraska also lead the nation in employment-to-population rate with 66.8%. Employment-to-population rate measures the percentage of the civilian population, age 16 or older, who are actively working.