Nebraska jobless rate drops slightly in November

Dec 20, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in November, down slightly from 3.9 percent in October.

The state Department of Labor released November employment data on Friday.

The rate was well below the national unemployment rate of 7 percent in November. The national rate marked a five-year low.

In Omaha, the preliminary unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent from 3.8 percent in October, while the rate a year ago was 3.9 percent. Lincoln's November rate was 2.9 percent, a drop from October's 3.1 percent and slightly below the 3 percent November rate a year ago.

The unemployment rates for Lincoln and Omaha are not seasonally adjusted, so they cannot be directly compared to the state unemployment rate.

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