Unemployment Report South of Omaha Metro Area


Jobs reports for south of the Metro. According to the Nebraska Workforce Development-Department of Labor report, the July 2013 (preliminary) unemployment rate in Cass County was 4.7%.

The breakdown: Cass County Civilian Labor Force 13,922; Number Employed 13,265; Not Employed 657

The Cassgram reports Cass County’s July rate was one-tenth of a percentage point lower than June’s (revised) rate. (The rate was at 4.3% in May, 4.6% in April, and 4.9% in March.)

The county unemployment was at 5.1% in July of 2012.

The July 2013 rates from neighboring counties with the change from a year earlier in [ ]: Otoe 4.6% [-0.1], Lancaster 4.0% [+0.1], Saunders 4.6% [+0.4] and Sarpy 4.5% [-0.1].

Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for July was 4.2%, up two-tenths of a percentage point from June. The July 2012 state unemployment rate was 4.0%.

The national unemployment rate in July was 7.4%, down two-tenths of a percentage point from June. The July 2012 national unemployment rate was 8.2%.

(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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