Governor says Nebraska is adding jobs in record numbers

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska has added a record number of jobs, and Gov. Dave Heineman said the state is on track to add 1.1 million jobs by 2015. It is the result of a decade of economic development and job growth in the state, the governor said.

“Nebraska’s employment picture in 2014 is significant and substantial, and this record project for 2015 is outstanding news for Nebraskans,” said Heineman. “We are experiencing continued growth in a number of key industries, and additional growth is projected. This employment record also speaks positively to our continued efforts of keeping our young people here in Nebraska with meaningful careers.”

Projected job growth numbers show a 2.5 percent increase from 2013 to 2015. The unemployment rate in the state for October was 3.4 percent, the lowest it has been since 2008.

Growth is expected in more than 200 occupations through next year. There is expected demand in areas and occupations including registered nurses, heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers, accountants, market research analysts, carpenters, electricians and software developers.

“The jobs available due to growth are projected to occur in a wide variety of industries and occupations, including many high wage and high skill jobs,” said Acting Commissioner of Labor John H. Albin.

Source: Governor Dave Heineman’s office

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