Unemployment dips in April in SE Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Labor

(KLZA)-- The April unemployment rate remained steady in Nebraska at 2.5%. The rate has remained the same for eight consecutive months.

The Nebraska Department of Labor shows the unemployment rates for six counties in extreme Southeast Nebraska all dropped from the previous month.

The April jobless rate in Richardson County was 2.1% down from 2.9%.

In Pawnee County unemployment dropped to 2% for April, down from 4% in March.

In Johnson County the 2.5% unemployment rate for April was down from 4% in March. In Nemaha County Nebraska unemployment went down a tenth of a point to 2.3%. The Gage County unemployment rate dropped in half for April to 2.6% and Otoe County checked in with the lowest unemployment rate in the area at 1.9%, down 4-tenths of a point for the month.

Nationally the unemployment rate was 3.9% in April.

Nebraska's 2.5% jobless rate was fourth lowest in the nation, with North Dakota, South Dakota and Vermont recording lower unemployment rates for the month.

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