LINCOLN, Neb. – A new report says Nebraska’s unemployment rate inched up to 3.2 percent in August _ a tenth of a point higher than the July rate.
The Nebraska Labor Department said in the report issued Tuesday that the preliminary August rate remained well below the preliminary national unemployment rate of 4.9 percent, which matched the July rate and was down two-tenths of a point from 5.1 percent in August 2015.
Nebraska Labor Commissioner John Albin says the total number of people employed in August was up 3,160 over the year before.
The U.S. Labor Department says only South Dakota’s preliminary rate of 2.9 percent, New Hampshire’s 3 percent and North Dakota’s 3.1 percent were lower in August than Nebraska’s rate.