The state Department of Labor announced Tuesday that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for December 2022 is 2.6 percent, seasonally adjusted. The rate is up 0.1 percent from the November rate of 2.5 and is up 0.3 percent from the December 2021 rate of 2.3 percent.
“Nebraska has seen a 3 percent increase of nearly 31,000 non-farm jobs over the year,” said Commissioner of Labor John Albin. “This is the largest December to December growth since 1984.”
The national seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2022 is 3.5 percent down 0.1 percent from the November 2022 rate of 3.6 percent.
Due to the annual data bench-marking revision process, January 2023 Nebraska labor force and employment data will not be published until mid-March.