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(Neb.)-State Jobless Rate At 3.9 Percent, Second Lowest In U.S.

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 05/18/2012 10:57 AM

     LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's unemployment rate dipped to 3.9
percent in April, marking the state's lowest rate since December
2008.
     The state's preliminary April rate is slightly better than the
revised March rate of 4.0 percent. The national rate also improved
from March's 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent in April.
     Nebraska had the second-lowest unemployment rate in the U.S. in
April. North Dakota again had the lowest, at 3.0 percent.
     The number of unemployed people in Nebraska was estimated at
39,578 in April. That was a drop from 40,566 in March and from
44,732 in April 2011. The total workforce in the state is just more
than 1 million.
 
     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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