Department of Numbers

Nebraska Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nebraska fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 3.1%. The state unemployment rate was 3.1 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 4.3 percentage points lower. You can also see Nebraska unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Nebraska 3.1% -0.1 +0.1

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

Unemployment Rate: Nebraska, National

Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 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 45,814 fewer people unemployed in the state. Nebraska job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Nebraska 32,018 -692 +680

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployed
March 2021 6.0%
February 2021 6.2% 3.1% 32,018
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
September 2020 7.8% 3.8% 38,568
August 2020 8.4% 4.0% 41,294
July 2020 10.2% 4.4% 44,925
June 2020 11.1% 6.6% 68,870
May 2020 13.3% 5.4% 55,744
April 2020 14.8% 7.4% 77,832