Department of Numbers

Nebraska Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Nebraska fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 1.9%. The state unemployment rate was 1.7 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 6.3 percentage points lower. You can also see Nebraska unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Nebraska 1.9% -0.1 -0.7

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

Unemployment Rate: Nebraska, National

Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to April 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 64,954 fewer people unemployed in the state. Nebraska job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Nebraska 20,414 -718 -6,659

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployed
May 2022 3.6%
April 2022 3.6% 1.9% 20,414
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
October 2021 4.6% 2.4% 25,329
September 2021 4.7% 2.5% 25,898
August 2021 5.2% 2.5% 26,411
July 2021 5.4% 2.5% 26,542
June 2021 5.9% 2.5% 26,588