Nebraska unemployment rate lowest in 4 years

The Nebraska Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent in November, the lowest the rate has been in four years.

The preliminary jobless rate was down from October's rate of 3.8 percent and well below the 4.3 percent seen a year ago. Labor Commissioner Catherine Lang says the other good piece of news has to do with the strength of the state's labor pool, which has been over a million since March of 2011 and continues to increase.


The state's November rate was less than half the national rate of 7.7 percent in November. The national rate is down from October's 7.9 percent and last November's 8.7 percent.

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