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Ricketts touts milestone of 1 million nonfarm Nebraska jobs

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Posted at 11:58 AM, Jun 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-28 12:58:00-04
Nebraska had an average of 1 million nonfarm jobs for the first time last year, and the number has grown steadily since 2010.
 
Gov. Pete Ricketts touted the milestone on Tuesday at a news conference with state labor and economic development officials and business leaders.
 
The Nebraska Department of Labor reports that the state saw a net increase of more than 13,000 jobs between 2014 and last year. Trade, transportation and utility jobs had the highest employment levels, followed by education and health care services.
 
Ricketts says he plans to keep pushing for job and business growth with a business summit, international trade missions, a first-in-the-nation state reemployment program and efforts to reduce taxes.