Positive Signs In Nebraska Employment

Unemployment figures in Eastern Nebraska.

Labor report, the May (preliminary) unemployment rate in Cass County was 4.1%.

That matches the county’s rate in April. The rate was at 5.0% in March, 5.8% in February, and 5.6% in January.

The county unemployment was at 4.7% in May of 2011.

The May 2012 rates from neighboring counties with the change from a year earlier in [ ]: Otoe 3.8% [-0.6], Lancaster 3.4% [-0.6], Saunders 4.1% [-0.3] and Sarpy 3.9% [-0.5].

Nebraska’s May unemployment rate was 3.9%, seasonally adjusted, unchanged from the April 2012 rate.

Last year, the May statewide unemployment rate was 4.5%.

The seasonally adjusted national unemployment rate in May was 8.1%, up 0.1 from the April rate.

Last year, the April national unemployment rate was 9.0%.

The reports reflect only those adults actively looking for jobs.

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