Nebraska Has Lowest Unemployment Rate In The Nation

Nebraska’s latest monthly unemployment rate of two percent was the nation’s lowest and the lowest on record for the state.

The Nebraska Department of Labor said the September rate was down from August’s rate of 2.2%.

The 2% is the lowest since Nebraska began keeping records of unemployment data in 1976, and is tied with the nationwide record low set by Hawaii in January 2020 and Connecticut in August 2020.

The total for nonfarm employment in September stood at nearly 1.020 million.

Nebraska’s unemployment rate came in ahead of No. 2 Utah’s 2.4% rate. The national unemployment rate for September was 4.8%. 

The counts of employed and unemployed in the labor force are based on a survey conducted by the Census Bureau regarding employment status, according to the Nebraska Department of Labor. Those who indicate they are not working and are not seeking work are not considered part of the labor force and are not included in the unemployment rate.