Department of Numbers

Nebraska Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nebraska fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2017 to 2.7%. The state unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Nebraska peaked in June 2009 at 4.8% and is now 2.1 percentage points lower. You can also see Nebraska unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% -0.1 -0.7
Nebraska 2.7% -0.1 -0.6

Note: All comparisons are made with October data as November state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Nebraska, National

Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 2017

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Nebraska Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Nebraska peaked in January 2010 at 48,042. There are now 21,003 fewer people unemployed in the state. Nebraska job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Nebraska 27,039 -793 -6,134

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Nebraska from 1990 to October 2017

Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployed
November 2017 4.1%
October 2017 4.1% 2.7% 27,039
September 2017 4.2% 2.8% 27,832
August 2017 4.4% 2.8% 28,064
July 2017 4.3% 2.8% 28,113
June 2017 4.4% 2.9% 28,757
May 2017 4.3% 2.9% 29,387
April 2017 4.4% 3.0% 30,031
March 2017 4.5% 3.1% 30,997
February 2017 4.7% 3.2% 32,537
January 2017 4.8% 3.3% 33,223
December 2016 4.7% 3.3% 33,408