Nebraska jobless mark of 3.1% unchanged for 3rd month

The unemployment rate is at the lowest its been in five decades. (Source: MGN)
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Officials say Nebraska's unemployment was 3.1% in September, matching the August and July figures.

The Nebraska Labor Department said in a news release Friday that the preliminary September rate was four-tenths of a point higher than the adjusted September 2018 rate of 2.7%.

The new Nebraska rate is well below September's national preliminary rate of 3.5%, which is down two-tenths of a point from the August 2019 rate of 3.7% and the September 2018 rate of 3.7%.

The department says nonfarm employment rose last month more than 8,400 over the year-ago figure and was up nearly 1,200 over September.