The National Weather Service continues the heat advisory through Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures once again on Tuesday will rise to the upper 90s however high humidity will make it feel like 105 to 110 degrees.
Unemployment rate update for counties outside the metro.
According to the Nebraska Workforce Development-Department of Labor report, the December (preliminary) unemployment rate in Cass County was 4.2%.
The breakdown: Cass County Civilian Labor Force: 13,929; Number Employed: 13,349; Not Employed 580
The December rate was five-tenths of a percentage point higher than the November rate (3.7%) which was also the rate in October and September. The rate was at 4.4% in August.
The Cassgram reports Cass county unemployment was at 4.8% in December of 2011.
The December 2012 rates from neighboring counties with the change from a year earlier in [ ]: Otoe 3.9% [-0.3], Lancaster 3.4% [-0.2], Saunders 3.7% [-0.7] and Sarpy 3.7% [-0.5].
Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for December was 3.7%, the same as the November rate. The December 2011 state unemployment rate was 4.2%.
The seasonally‐adjusted national unemployment rate in December was 7.8%, up 0.1 from November. In 2011, the December national unemployment rate was 8.5%.