Nebraska jobless rate lowest in 17 years

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska posted the lowest unemployment rate in the country for March based on preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The state’s unemployment rate was 2.6 percent, which also was the lowest in the state since 1998. The jobless rate was down 0.1 percent from February.

In Lincoln, the news was even better. The city posted a jobless rate of 2.3 percent in March, a drop of 0.1 percent from February. The estimated number of jobs in the Lincoln area was 186,612 and increase of 3,553 from the same month last year.

Source: Lincoln Journal Star

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