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Nebraska jobless rate unchanged at 2.8 percent in September

Nebraska jobless rate unchanged at 2.8 percent in September

The Nebraska Labor Department says the state’s preliminary unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in September _ unchanged from the August figure.

The department said in a news release Friday that the rate is down a tenth of a point from the year-ago figure of 2.9 percent.

Last month’s rate was well below the U.S. number, which dropped two-tenths of a point to 3.7 percent in September from 3.9 percent in August.

State Labor Commissioner John Albin says the manufacturing sector contributed “to another strong month of employment numbers, with a 5 percent statewide employment increase in manufacturing over the year.”

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