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Nebraska’s unemployment rate now second lowest in USA PDF Print E-mail

By Matt Kelley
Nebraska Radio Network
Nebraska’s jobless rate has  fallen again–to its lowest point in several years.
State labor officials say the unemployment rate has finally dipped below 4 percent. For April, the rate reached 3.9 percent.
That’s down one-tenth of a point from March and is the lowest number of Nebraska jobless since December of 2008.
The national unemployment rate also fell a-tenth of a point to just above 8 percent, which is more than twice Nebraska’s rate.
Officials say Nebraska’s jobless rate is now the second-lowest in the country, behind only North Dakota, which fell to 3 percent even.