Department of Numbers

Nebraska Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nebraska rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 3.1%. The state unemployment rate was 3.6 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Nebraska peaked in April 2020 at 8.7% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Nebraska unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Nebraska 3.1% +0.1 +0.1

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

Unemployment Rate: Nebraska, National

Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Nebraska Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Nebraska peaked in April 2020 at 92,638. There are now 60,929 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 30,721 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 988. Nebraska job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Nebraska 31,709 +988 +562

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Nebraska from 1990 to November 2020

Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployed
December 2020 6.7%
November 2020 6.7% 3.1% 31,709
October 2020 6.9% 3.0% 30,721
September 2020 7.8% 3.6% 37,495
August 2020 8.4% 4.0% 41,438
July 2020 10.2% 4.9% 51,217
June 2020 11.1% 5.5% 57,731
May 2020 13.3% 5.3% 54,822
April 2020 14.8% 8.7% 92,638
March 2020 4.4% 4.0% 42,628
February 2020 3.5% 2.9% 30,016
January 2020 3.5% 2.9% 30,613