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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Nebraska's January Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.5 Percent

  • The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for January is 3.5 percent, seasonally adjusted. The jobless rate is 0.1 percentage points lower than the December 2013 rate of 3.6 percent and down 0.4 percentage points from the January 2013 rate of 3.9 percent.
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  • The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for January is 3.5 percent, seasonally adjusted. The jobless rate is 0.1 percentage points lower than the December 2013 rate of 3.6 percent and down 0.4 percentage points from the January 2013 rate of 3.9 percent.
    “The January unemployment rate is the lowest we’ve seen in Nebraska since September of 2008,” said Commissioner of Labor Catherine D. Lang. “The labor force also grew by nearly 2,500 people from December to January.”
    Nebraska’s total employment increased by 3,166 over the month, while Lincoln and Omaha experienced a decrease in employment. Both statewide and in Lincoln, the information industry saw an increase, while in Omaha, financial activities saw growth.
    The seasonally-adjusted national unemployment rate in January was 6.6 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percentage points from the December 2013 rate of 6.7 percent. The January 2013 national unemployment rate was 7.3 percent.
    February 2014 data will be published Friday, March 21.
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