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Nebraska's jobless rate holds steady at 2.6 percent in June

Jul 21, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.6 percent in June and was still the lowest state rate in the nation.

The Nebraska Labor Department said in the report released Tuesday that the preliminary June rate is seven-tenths of a point under the June 2014 rate of 3.3 percent.

The new Nebraska figure remained well below the preliminary national unemployment rate of 5.3 percent in June. U.S. Labor Department figures say Nebraska is trailed by North Dakota at 3.1 percent and Utah at 3.5 percent.

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