The Nebraska Department of Labor announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary April unemployment rate was 3.9%, seasonally adjusted. The rate was 0.1% lower than the March rate of 4.0%, and 0.6% lower than the April 2011 rate of 4.5%.


The Nebraska Department of Labor announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary April unemployment rate was 3.9%, seasonally adjusted. The rate was 0.1% lower than the March rate of 4.0%, and 0.6% lower than the April 2011 rate of 4.5%.

 

“The last time Nebraska’s unemployment rate was this low was December 2008,” said Catherine D. Lang, Director of Economic Development and Commissioner of Labor. “The March to April job count also had the highest percentage increase in 10 years. These statistics, combined with decreases in unemployment claims for April, show that the labor market continues to be strong.”

 

The seasonally adjusted national unemployment rate in April was 8.1%, down by 0.1% from the March 2012 rate of 8.2%. The April 2011 national unemployment rate was 9.0%.

 

May 2012 data will be published on Friday, June 15.