Unemployment

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s unemployment rate fell to a mere 1.9% last month, which was the lowest any state has reached since U.S. data collection began in 1976.

The October rate reported by Nebraska’s labor department and the Bureau of Labor Statistics marks the first time a state’s unemployment rate dropped below 2%.

Spokespeople for both agencies confirmed that Nebraska’s rate is the lowest recorded nationally.

Nebraska has maintained its status as the state with the lowest rate through much of the pandemic. It’s 0.1 percentage point lower than Nebraska's September rate of 2%.

The October unemployment rate for Madison, Pierce and Stanton counties is 1.1 percent... unchanged from September and down 2.3 percent from a year ago.

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