Jobs Rate Shows Improvement

Jobs outlook improving.

According to the Nebraska Workforce Development-Department of Labor report, the April 2014 unemployment rate in Cass County was 3.9%.

The April breakdown: Cass County Civilian Labor Force 13,385; Number Employed 12,862; Not Employed 523.

The April rate was one and three-tenths of a percentage point lower than the March rate in Cass County. (The rate was at 5.2% in February, 5.5% in January and 4.1% in December.)

The county unemployment was at 4.8% in April of 2013.

The April 2014 rates from neighboring counties with the change from a year earlier in [ ]: Otoe 3.7% [-0.2], Lancaster 3.0% [-0.4], Saunders 3.4% [-0.5] and Sarpy 3.5% [-0.3].

Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for April was 3.6%, down two-tenths of a percentage point from March.

The April 2013 state unemployment rate was 4.0%.

The national unemployment rate in April 2014 was 6.3%, down four-tenths of a percentage point from March.

The April 2013 national unemployment rate was 7.5%.

The county rates are not seasonally adjusted; the state and national rates are seasonally adjusted.

The rates reflect only those actively looking for jobs.

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