Department of Numbers

Nebraska Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nebraska fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2015 to 2.7%. The state unemployment rate was 2.8 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 2.1 percentage points lower. You can also see Nebraska unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% -0.2 -1.2
Nebraska 2.7% -0.2 -0.8

Unemployment Rate: Nebraska, National

Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 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 20,241 fewer people unemployed in the state. Nebraska job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Nebraska 27,801 -2,099 -7,481

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployed
February 2015 5.5% 2.7% 27,801
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
April 2014 6.2% 3.4% 34,676
March 2014 6.6% 3.4% 35,006