The Nebraska unemployment rate for June was 3.5 percent, down from May's 3.6 percent. In Iowa, the figured remained steady at 4.4 percent. Both states are well below the national unemployment rate of 6.1 percent.
In Nebraska the largest job growth has occurred in trade, transportation and utilities, education, health and leisure and hospitality. In Iowa job growth was seen in repair and maintenance shops, leisure and hospitality and recreational industries.