Nebraska’s unemployment rate rises for third straight month - Omaha.com
Published Friday, August 16, 2013 at 9:43 am / Updated at 11:56 am
Nebraska’s unemployment rate rises for third straight month

Nebraska’s unemployment rate in July rose for the third month in a row as the number of job-seekers joining the workforce outpaced employers’ demand for workers, state Commissioner of Labor Cathy Lang said Friday.

Nebraska's rate reached 4.2 percent in July, up 0.2 percentage points from June and also up 0.2 percentage points compared with July 2012.

Iowa data for July will be released Monday.

Unemployment in the Omaha metro area was unchanged from June at 4.6 percent and, in Lincoln, the rate was up 0.1 percentage points to 4.1 percent.

Statewide, the labor force shrank by a small fraction over the month, about 400 workers, while the number of employed people fell by six times that, increasing the number of unemployed people by 2,051 to a total of 43,145 in a workforce of 1.04 million.

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Barbara Soderlin covers food safety, ConAgra, technology and employment/unemployment issues.

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