Nebraska’s March unemployment rate of 3.8 percent matches the revised rates for the three previous months, the Nebraska Labor Department said Friday.
The rate is two-tenths of a point lower than in March 2012 and half the current national rate of 7.6 percent.
In Iowa, the March jobless rate dropped to 4.9 percent from 5 percent in February, Iowa Workforce Development said.
The seasonally adjusted rate was 5.4 percent a year ago. Nebraska’s rate remains the second-lowest figure in the country, trailing only North Dakota’s 3.3 percent for March.
In Omaha, the rate dropped to 4.3 percent from 4.6 percent in February, and Lincoln’s to 3.5 percent from a revised 3.8 percent in February. The rates for Lincoln and Omaha are not seasonally adjusted.