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Lincoln, Nebraska Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lincoln fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 2.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Nebraska rate. The unemployment rate in Lincoln peaked in September 2009 at 4.5% and is now 2.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in July 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Lincoln unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Nebraska 2.8% -0.1 -0.2
Lincoln 2.4% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Lincoln, Nebraska, National

Lincoln, Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Lincoln, Nebraska Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Lincoln peaked in February 2010 at 7,751. There are now 3,493 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,238 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 20. Lincoln employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lincoln, Nebraska) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Lincoln 4,258 +20 -399

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lincoln, Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Lincoln
Unemployment Rate
Lincoln
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 2.8% 2.4% 4,258
January
2018
4.1% 2.9% 2.4% 4,238
December
2017
4.1% 2.9% 2.5% 4,532
November
2017
4.1% 2.9% 2.5% 4,480
October
2017
4.1% 2.9% 2.4% 4,331
September
2017
4.2% 2.9% 2.5% 4,527
August
2017
4.4% 2.9% 2.5% 4,575
July
2017
4.3% 2.9% 2.4% 4,372
June
2017
4.3% 2.9% 2.6% 4,570
May
2017
4.3% 2.9% 2.7% 4,735
April
2017
4.4% 2.9% 2.6% 4,629

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.