News Releases

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11/18/2022
The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for October 2022 is 2.4 percent, seasonally adjusted. The rate is up 0.2 percentage points from the September 2022 rate of 2.2 and is the same as the October 2021 rate of 2.4 percent. National unemployment rate rankings are available here: bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm.
10/21/2022
LINCOLN - The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for September 2022 is 2.2 percent, seasonally adjusted. The rate is up 0.1 percentage points from the August 2022 rate and is down 0.3 percentage points from the September 2021 rate of 2.5 percent.
9/30/2022
LINCOLN – Grant applications for premium pay and workforce development programs will be available on the Department of Labor’s website beginning Monday, October 3. The Nebraska State Legislature appropriated $10 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for the grants.
9/16/2022
LINCOLN - The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for August 2022 is 2.1 percent, seasonally adjusted. The rate is up 0.1 percentage points from the July 2022 rate and is down 0.4 percentage points from the August 2021 rate of 2.5 percent.
8/19/2022
The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for July 2022 is 2.0 percent, seasonally adjusted.
7/22/2022
The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for June 2022 is 1.9 percent, seasonally adjusted.
7/5/2022
The NEworks.nebraska.gov website is back online following an outage impacting the site’s vendor, Geographic Solutions, Inc. (GSI). Among multiple states impacted, Nebraska’s site was the first to come back online. GSI has also restored other state websites, with more to come.
6/30/2022
The Kearney job center is relocating to Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska, 16 West 11th Street, effective Monday, July 11.
6/28/2022
The NEworks.nebraska.gov website is currently unavailable as the result of a national outage involving NDOL’s web vendor: Geographic Solutions, Inc (GSI). GSI discovered a cyberattack that required its state labor exchange and unemployment claims systems to be taken offline. GSI is working around the clock to restore access to its systems as soon as possible.
6/22/2022
As the agency enforcing Nebraska’s Contractor Registration Act, the Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) reminds Nebraskans to use caution when hiring contractors to repair or remodel their homes and businesses.
6/17/2022
LINCOLN - The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for May 2022 is 1.9 percent, seasonally adjusted. The rate is unchanged from the April 2022 rate and is down 0.6 percentage points from the May 2021 rate of 2.5 percent. The rate continues to be a record low for Nebraska and ties the record low for any state. National unemployment rate rankings are available here: https://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm. Nebraska’s May rate is the
5/20/2022
LINCOLN - The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for April 2022 is 1.9 percent, seasonally adjusted. The rate is down 0.1 percentage points from the March 2022 rate of 2.0 percent and down 0.7 percentage points from the April 2021 rate of 2.6 percent. The rate is an all-time low for Nebraska for the second straight month and ties the record low for any state.
4/15/2022
LINCOLN - The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for March 2022 is 2.0 percent, seasonally adjusted. The rate is down 0.1 percentage points from the February 2022 rate of 2.1 percent and down 0.6 percentage points from the March 2021 rate of 2.6 percent. Unemployment data goes back to 1976, and the rate is the lowest on record for Nebraska.
3/25/2022
LINCOLN - The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for February 2022 is 2.1 percent, seasonally adjusted. The rate is down 0.1 percentage points from the January 2022 rate of 2.2 percent. Unemployment data goes back to 1976, and the December rate is the lowest on record for Nebraska.
3/14/2022
The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for January 2022 is 2.2 percent, seasonally adjusted. The rate is down 0.1 percentage points from the revised December 2021 rate of 2.3 percent.
1/25/2022
The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for December 2021 is 1.7 percent, seasonally adjusted. The rate is down 0.1 percentage points from the November 2021 rate of 1.8 percent and down 1.7 percentage points from the December 2020 rate of 3.4 percent.
1/21/2022
LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Labor announced today that Unemployment Insurance tax quarterly reports and payments will be considered on time if submitted by February 28, 2022. According to state law, payments and reports are due January 31 each year, but the Commissioner has the authority to allow payments past that date.
1/10/2022
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