Nebraska's unemployment rate improved to 4 percent in January to come in at less than half the national rate of 8.3 percent.
The state Labor Department released the preliminary January
figures on Tuesday. The January rate for Nebraska is better than
the revised December rate of 4.2 percent.
Labor Commissioner Catherine Lang says the rates show that
Nebraska's economy continues to recover from the recession.
Nebraska again had the second-lowest unemployment rate in
January behind North Dakota's 3.2 percent.
The number of unemployed people in Nebraska was estimated at
41,010 in January. That was smaller than December's 42,947 and last
January's 45,083. The total workforce in the state is just over 1