Lincoln- Good news for Nebraskans - Friday, it was reported that Neb. employment rates have hit their lowest level since 2008.
The Nebraska Department of Labor announced today that Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate for June is 3.8%, seasonally adjusted. The rate is down 0.1% from the May rate of 3.9%.
The June 2011 unemployment rate was 4.5%.
"Nebraska's unemployment rate has hit its lowest level since December of 2008," said Catherine D. Lang, Director of Economic Development and Commissioner of Labor.
"Also encouraging is that the number of employed is nearly 25,000 more than at the end of 2008," said Lang.
From May to June of this year, non-farm employment rose to 968,628 jobs, representing an increase of 3,729 jobs. The increase in employment was due, in part, to gains in the mining and construction and leisure and hospitality industries.
The seasonally adjusted national unemployment rate in June was 8.2%, unchanged from the May 2012 rate.
The June 2011 national unemployment rate was 9.1% and new July 2012 data will be published on August 17.