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Nebraska Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nebraska rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.2%. The state unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Nebraska peaked in April 2020 at 8.2% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 1.9% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also see Nebraska unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Nebraska 2.2% +0.1 -0.3

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

Unemployment Rate: Nebraska, National

Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Nebraska Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Nebraska peaked in April 2020 at 85,368. There are now 61,728 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 19,922 in May 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3,718. Nebraska job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Nebraska 23,640 +1,277 -2,258

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Nebraska from 1990 to September 2022

Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployed
October 2022 3.7%
September 2022 3.5% 2.2% 23,640
August 2022 3.7% 2.1% 22,363
July 2022 3.5% 2.0% 21,103
June 2022 3.6% 1.9% 20,237
May 2022 3.6% 1.9% 19,922
April 2022 3.6% 1.9% 20,422
March 2022 3.6% 2.0% 21,132
February 2022 3.8% 2.1% 22,331
January 2022 4.0% 2.2% 23,535
December 2021 3.9% 2.3% 24,569
November 2021 4.2% 2.4% 24,804