The Nebraska Department of Labor announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for December is 3.7%, seasonally adjusted. The jobless rate is the same as the November rate. The December 2011 unemployment rate was 4.2%.
“Nebraska’s stable and diverse economy has contributed to a steady, and consistently low, unemployment rate,” said Commissioner of Labor Catherine D. Lang.
The top three private sector industries showing the largest gains over the previous month are Trade, Transportation and Utilities, Education and Health, and Manufacturing.
The seasonally-adjusted national unemployment rate in December was 7.8%, unchanged from November. The December 2011 national unemployment rate was 8.5%.