Department of Numbers

Nebraska Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nebraska fell 0.2 percentage points in September 2021 to 2.0%. The state unemployment rate was 2.8 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Nebraska peaked in April 2020 at 7.4% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. You can also see Nebraska unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.8% -0.4 -3.0
Nebraska 2.0% -0.2 -1.8

Unemployment Rate: Nebraska, National

Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 2021

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Nebraska Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Nebraska peaked in April 2020 at 77,832. There are now 57,145 fewer people unemployed in the state. Nebraska job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Nebraska 20,687 -1,672 -17,881

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Nebraska from 1990 to September 2021

Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployed
September 2021 4.8% 2.0% 20,687
August 2021 5.2% 2.2% 22,359
July 2021 5.4% 2.3% 23,860
June 2021 5.9% 2.5% 25,885
May 2021 5.8% 2.6% 26,823
April 2021 6.1% 2.8% 28,237
March 2021 6.0% 2.9% 29,945
February 2021 6.2% 3.1% 31,948
January 2021 6.3% 3.2% 32,710
December 2020 6.7% 3.4% 34,528
November 2020 6.7% 3.4% 35,298
October 2020 6.9% 3.6% 36,579