Nebraska regained its status last month as the state with the nation’s lowest unemployment rate. Nebraska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.5%, compared to 4% in August.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that’s less than half the national rate of 7.9%. South Dakota and Vermont had the second- and third-lowest rates at 4.1% and 4.2% respectively. Hawaii had the highest rate nationwide, at 15.1%.
Nebraska’s rate has remained low compared to other states despite the coronavirus pandemic, which resulted in widespread business closures and layoffs.