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·         At 1.9%, Nebraska Now Has the Lowest Unemployment Rate of Any State, Ever

·         Nebraska sets national record with 1.9% unemployment rate

 

 

At 1.9%, Nebraska Now Has the Lowest Unemployment Rate of Any State, Ever

There are 69,000 job openings in Nebraska, but less than a third as many people seeking work

 

By Sarah Chaney Cambon, The Wall Street Journal

Nov. 20, 2021

 

Nebraska logged the lowest unemployment rate of any state on record in October, reflecting the acute labor shortages that have quickly swept across the nation amid an economic recovery that is without parallel.

 

Nebraska’s unemployment rate ticked down to 1.9% last month, well below the national jobless rate of 4.6% and the lowest for state records tracing back to 1976, Labor Department data show...

 

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/at-1-9-nebraska-now-has-the-lowest-unemployment-rate-of-any-state-ever-11637421536

 

 

Nebraska sets national record with 1.9% unemployment rate

 

Matt Olberding, The Lincoln Journal Star (NE) 

Nov 19, 2021

 

For the first time ever, Nebraska's unemployment rate has dropped below 2%.

 

According to data released Friday by the Nebraska Department of Labor, the state's unemployment rate for October was 1.9%. Not only has the rate never been that low in Nebraska, it's never been that low in any other state, either.

 

"The record rate is a sign of our strong job growth, successful reemployment services, and extraordinary economic resilience," Gov. Pete Ricketts said in a statement.

 

A big part of the reason the unemployment rate continued to drop so low last month was the increase in people working. The number of filled jobs in the state grew by more than 30,500 compared with October 2020 and by more than 10,700 from September.

 

Commissioner of Labor John H. Albin said the month-to-month jobs increase was the highest ever recorded for October.

 

Despite the increase in people with jobs, Nebraska still faces a huge labor shortage. As of this week, there were more than 50,000 jobs being advertised statewide on the Department of Labor's website.

 

A recent study from the Pew Charitable Trusts found that Nebraska has the largest shortage of workers in the country based on available jobs to unemployed workers, with a ratio of three open jobs to every one unemployed worker...

 

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https://journalstar.com/business/local/nebraska-sets-national-record-with-1-9-unemployment-rate/article_165d99a6-baab-5a9b-a47d-b4a843b39910.html