Job Increase In Eastern Nebraska

Unemployment rates shows signs of improvement. Rates were lower when compared to a year ago.
According to the Nebraska Workforce Development-Department of Labor report, the March (preliminary) unemployment rate in Cass County was 5.0%.

The Cassgram reports Cass county’s rate was at 5.8% in February, 5.6% in January, 4.8% in December, and 4.1% in November.

The county unemployment was at 5.6% in March of 2011.

The March 2012 rates from neighboring counties with the change from a year earlier in [ ]: Otoe 4.2% [-0.7], Lancaster 3.7% [-0.6], Saunders 4.8% [-0.3] and Sarpy 4.2% [-0.6].

Nebraska’s March unemployment rate was 4.0%, seasonally adjusted. The rate was 0.1% lower than the February 2012 rate.

The March 2011 statewide unemployment rate was 4.2%.

The seasonally adjusted national unemployment rate in March was 8.2%, down 0.1 from the February rate. The March 2011 national unemployment rate was 8.8%.

The reports reflect only those adults actively looking for jobs.

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