Department of Numbers

Nebraska Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nebraska fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2018 to 2.8%. The state unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Nebraska peaked in January 2010 at 4.9% and is now 2.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Nebraska unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Nebraska 2.8% 0.0 -0.1

Unemployment Rate: Nebraska, National

Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 2018

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Nebraska Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Nebraska peaked in January 2010 at 48,092. There are now 19,276 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 28,215 in March 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 601. Nebraska job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Nebraska 28,816 +320 -492

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Nebraska from 1990 to May 2018

Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployed
May 2018 3.8% 2.8% 28,816
April 2018 3.9% 2.8% 28,496
March 2018 4.1% 2.8% 28,215
February 2018 4.1% 2.8% 28,393
January 2018 4.1% 2.9% 28,838
December 2017 4.1% 2.9% 29,309
November 2017 4.1% 2.9% 29,308
October 2017 4.1% 2.9% 29,272
September 2017 4.2% 2.9% 29,222
August 2017 4.4% 2.9% 29,182
July 2017 4.3% 2.9% 29,149
June 2017 4.3% 2.9% 29,165