State Unemployment Rate Steady in June

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Release Date: 7/19/2019

The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for June was 3.0 percent, seasonally adjusted. The rate was unchanged from the May 2019 rate and is up 0.2 percentage points from the June 2018 rate of 2.8 percent.

"The number of people employed, both statewide and in the Omaha Metropolitan Statistical Area, reached record levels in June," said Commissioner of Labor John H. Albin. "Several industries, including mining and construction and financial activities, also reached record high employment levels."

Nonfarm employment was 1,040,404 in June, up 5,978 over the year and up 481 over the month. Private industries with the most growth year over year were mining and construction (up 1,969), professional and business services (up 1,376), and financial activities (up 1,009). Month to month, the largest gains were seen in leisure and hospitality (up 1,741), professional and business services (up 1,598), and mining and construction (up 1,474).

The national seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 3.7 percent, up 0.1 percentage points from the May 2019 rate of 3.6 percent and down 0.3 percentage points from the June 2018 rate of 4.0 percent. For more June 2019 data, go to dol.nebraska.gov/InfoLink.

Nonfarm employment data can be found at NEworks.nebraska.gov/CES and Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) data can be found at NEworks.nebraska.gov/LAUS. July 2019 Nebraska data will be published Friday, August 16