Nebraska jobless rate remains 3.1% for 6th straight month

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Officials say Nebraska’s unemployment rate of 3.1% didn’t change in December, the sixth straight month the rate has remained at that figure.

A report issued Friday says the preliminary December rate was three-tenths of a point higher than the adjusted December 2018 rate of 2.8%.

The Nebraska rate also was below December’s national preliminary rate of 3.5%, which is unchanged from November and down four-tenths of a point from the December 2018 rate of 3.9%.

The report says nonfarm employment dropped a tenth of a point, but the figure’s up by more than 15,600 over the year.

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