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Nebraska Labor Department: State jobless rate hit 3% in May | KRVN Radio

Nebraska Labor Department: State jobless rate hit 3% in May

Nebraska Labor Department: State jobless rate hit 3% in May

Lincoln, Neb. — Officials say Nebraska’s unemployment rate has risen again, hitting 3% in May.

The Nebraska Labor Department said in a news release Friday that the preliminary May rate is up a tenth of a point from April’s 2.9% and March’s rate of 2.8%.

The May 2018 rate was 2.8% as well.
The new Nebraska rate is well below May’s national preliminary rate of 3.6% _ unchanged from April.

The department says the state labor force grew marginally faster than the number of individuals employed in May, forcing the jobless rate to rise. The department says a record number of Nebraskans were employed last month.

The preliminary May nonfarm employment figure rose nearly 1.04 million.

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