Department of Numbers

Nebraska Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nebraska rose 0.1 percentage points in March 2014 to 3.7%. The state unemployment rate was 3.0 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Nebraska peaked in July 2009 at 4.9% and is now 1.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in January 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also see Nebraska unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% 0.0 -0.8
Nebraska 3.7% +0.1 -0.2

Unemployment Rate: Nebraska, National

Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Nebraska Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Nebraska peaked in February 2010 at 47,969. There are now 9,510 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 36,277 in January 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,182. Nebraska job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Nebraska 38,459 +1,526 -2,106

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Nebraska from 1990 to March 2014

Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployed
March 2014 6.7% 3.7% 38,459
February 2014 6.7% 3.6% 36,933
January 2014 6.6% 3.5% 36,277
December 2013 6.7% 3.6% 36,761
November 2013 7.0% 3.7% 37,622
October 2013 7.2% 3.8% 38,612
September 2013 7.2% 3.9% 39,685
August 2013 7.2% 4.0% 40,673
July 2013 7.3% 4.0% 41,259
June 2013 7.5% 4.0% 41,327
May 2013 7.5% 4.0% 41,066
April 2013 7.5% 4.0% 40,738
March 2013 7.5% 3.9% 40,565