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Data highlights coronavirus impact on Omaha economy

US economy currently growing at fastest pace in almost four years
Posted at 10:25 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 13:21:54-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Like many areas across the country, the Omaha region has seen the effects of coronavirus on the economy.

The area's unemployment rate in April stood at 9.9 percent, which is higher than the state's average of 8.6 percent but far lower than the national average of 14.4 percent.

Compared to March 2020, the Greater Omaha area has seen a decrease of around 45,000 net jobs. Leisure and Hospitality (-18,200 jobs) and Trade, Transportation and Utilities (-7,900 jobs) took the biggest hits.

With travel restrictions in place, Eppley Airfield only had 8,700 plane enplanements in April 2020, a nearly 92 percent drop from March 2020.

Find more data released by the Greater Omaha Chamber below.