Department of Numbers

Nebraska Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nebraska rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2014 to 3.6%. The state unemployment rate was 2.6 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 1.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in January 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Nebraska unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% +0.1 -1.1
Nebraska 3.6% +0.1 -0.4

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

Unemployment Rate: Nebraska, National

Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 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 11,199 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 36,205 in June 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 565. Nebraska job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Nebraska 36,770 +565 -4,489

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployed
August 2014 6.1%
July 2014 6.2% 3.6% 36,770
June 2014 6.1% 3.5% 36,205
May 2014 6.3% 3.6% 37,097
April 2014 6.3% 3.7% 37,579
March 2014 6.7% 3.8% 38,620
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