Department of Numbers

Nebraska Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nebraska fell 0.2 percentage points in October 2014 to 3.4%. The state unemployment rate was 2.4 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 1.5 percentage points lower. You can also see Nebraska unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.1 -1.4
Nebraska 3.4% -0.2 -0.4

Unemployment Rate: Nebraska, National

Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 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 13,552 fewer people unemployed in the state. Nebraska job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Nebraska 34,417 -1,850 -4,195

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployed
October 2014 5.8% 3.4% 34,417
September 2014 5.9% 3.6% 36,267
August 2014 6.1% 3.6% 36,906
July 2014 6.2% 3.6% 36,914
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