The Nebraska Department of Labor announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for April is 3.7 percent, seasonally adjusted. The jobless rate is 0.1 percent lower than the March rate and down 0.3 percent from the April 2012 rate.
“Though the unemployment rate has been consistently low, Nebraska has not seen this number since November of 2008,” said Commissioner of Labor Catherine D. Lang. “Manufacturing grew by more than three percent from last April, another good sign for Nebraska’s economy.”
Non-farm employment is up 9,623 jobs since March 2013 and by 2,403 jobs since April 2012. The top three private sector industries showing the largest gains over the previous month are Leisure and Hospitality, Mining and Construction, and Manufacturing.
The seasonally-adjusted national unemployment rate in April was 7.5 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percent from March. The April 2012 national unemployment rate was 8.1 percent.
May 2013 data will be published Friday, June 21.