Department of Numbers

Nebraska Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nebraska fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2016 to 3.0%. The state unemployment rate was 2.0 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 1.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in February 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also see Nebraska unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% +0.1 -0.5
Nebraska 3.0% 0.0 +0.2

Unemployment Rate: Nebraska, National

Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2016

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Nebraska Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Nebraska peaked in January 2010 at 48,042. There are now 17,539 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 28,648 in March 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,855. Nebraska job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Nebraska 30,503 +2 +1,855

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Nebraska from 1990 to March 2016

Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployed
March 2016 5.0% 3.0% 30,503
February 2016 4.9% 3.0% 30,501
January 2016 4.9% 3.0% 30,645
December 2015 5.0% 3.0% 30,846
November 2015 5.0% 3.0% 30,899
October 2015 5.0% 3.0% 30,910
September 2015 5.1% 3.0% 30,863
August 2015 5.1% 3.0% 30,723
July 2015 5.3% 3.0% 30,408
June 2015 5.3% 3.0% 29,908
May 2015 5.5% 2.9% 29,344
April 2015 5.4% 2.9% 28,887