Department of Numbers

Nebraska Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nebraska fell 0.1 percentage points in March 2015 to 2.6%. The state unemployment rate was 2.9 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 2.2 percentage points lower. You can also see Nebraska unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% 0.0 -1.1
Nebraska 2.6% -0.1 -0.8

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

Unemployment Rate: Nebraska, National

Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2015

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Nebraska Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Nebraska peaked in January 2010 at 48,042. There are now 21,817 fewer people unemployed in the state. Nebraska job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Nebraska 26,225 -1,611 -8,781

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Nebraska from 1990 to March 2015

Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployed
April 2015 5.4%
March 2015 5.5% 2.6% 26,225
February 2015 5.5% 2.7% 27,836
January 2015 5.7% 2.9% 29,900
December 2014 5.6% 3.1% 31,139
November 2014 5.8% 3.1% 31,498
October 2014 5.7% 3.1% 31,935
September 2014 5.9% 3.2% 32,405
August 2014 6.1% 3.2% 32,859
July 2014 6.2% 3.3% 33,328
June 2014 6.1% 3.3% 33,810
May 2014 6.3% 3.4% 34,272