SE Nebraska unemployment figures remain low

Nebraska Department of Labor

(KLZA)-- The Nebraska Department of Labor report for September shows Nebraska had an unemployment rate of 2.1% for September. That is up a tenth of a point from August but significantly lower than the 2.6% unemployment rate in September, 2022.

Locally, the unemployment rates in Southeast Nebraska remain low. Pawnee County has the lowest jobless rate in the area at 1.6%. Johnson County has the highest unemployment rate in the area at 2.5%. Elsewhere, the unemployment rates were 1.7% in Nemaha County, 2% in Richardson County, 2.1% in Gage County and 1.9% in Otoe County.

The lowest unemployment rate in the nation is in Maryland at just 1.6%. Nebraska ranked 6th at 2.1%. Kansas was tied for 14th at 2.8% with Missouri tied for 17th at 2.9%. Iowa had a jobless rate of 3% in September, ranking 30th among the 50 states.

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