Nebraska set to add record number of jobs in 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska is on track to add a record number of jobs in 2015, based on several years of continued job growth. State officials, including Gov. Dave Heineman, expect the number of jobs in the state to top 1 million for the first time ever this year.

Continued economic development efforts have led to the record job growth, according to the governor’s office. For the period between 2013 and 2015 the state is expected to add 27,000 jobs, which will account for growth of 2.5 percent.

Some of the areas state officials expect to see the most job growth include registered nurses, accountants, market research analysts, software developers, carpenters, electricians and truck drivers.

The state also has kept its unemployment numbers low. In November, the state’s jobless rate fell to 3.1 percent, far outpacing the national unemployment rate of 5.8 percent.

Source: Nebraska Radio Network

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