SE Nebraska unemployment figures remain low

Nebraska Department of Labor

(KLZA)-- The unemployment rate in Nebraska was higher again in October, but remains lower than the level from a year ago.

Unemployment in the state in October was 2.2%, up a tenth of a point from September but below the 2.7% from October 2022.

Locally, Pawnee County had the lowest unemployment rate at 1.8%,. Johnson County has the highest unemployment rate in the area at 2.8%.

For the month of October the unemployment rates in area counties included 2.5% in Richardson County, 2.2% in Nemaha County, Nebraska, 2.2% in Otoe County and 2.4% in Gage County.

Maryland has the best unemployment rate in the nation at 1.7%. Nebraska ranks sixth at 2.2%. Kansas is tied for 15th at 2.9% with Missouri tied for 19th at 3.1%. Iowa has a 3.2% jobless rate, tied for 21s in the country.

Nationally the unemployment rate for October was 3.9%.

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