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Nebraska Unemployment Rate Continues to See Slight Declines Month to Month

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The Nebraska Department of Labor said in a report Friday that the state's unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in November.

November's rate shows a slight decline from October and follows a recent trend of slight declines since August.

"The unemployment rate declining for three straight months combined with the year to year increase of 10,564 jobs shows that Nebraska's economy continues to make positive strides," said Commissioner of Labor Catherine Lang.

Lang said several industries in Nebraska have maintained consistent growth from month to month, including transportation and utilities, education and health services and other services.

Nebraska's unemployment rate remains well below the national unemployment rate of 7 percent for November, which marks a five-year low.

Locally, the micropolitan statistical areas covering the tri-cities saw little or no change in unemployment rates.

Neither the Kearney or Grand Island areas saw a change in rates; Kearney held steady at 2.6 percent, while Grand Island stayed at 3 percent.

The Hastings micropolitan statistical area fell from 3.2 percent in October to 3.1 percent in November.

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