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State Unemployment Rate Down To 3.7 Percent

Posted: 17 May, 2013

LINCOLN (AP) - Authorities say Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate dipped to 3.7 percent in April after registering 3.8 percent for four straight months. The Nebraska Labor Department says in a report released Friday that the rate was three-tenths of a point lower than in April 2012 and less than half the national April rate of 7.5 percent for this year. The 3.7 percent was the second-lowest figure in the country, trailing only North Dakota's 3.3 percent for April. In Northeast Nebraska, Wayne County is down to 2.9 percent, Cedar County is down at 2.7 percent, Dixon is down to 3.9 percent, Thurston County is up slightly at 6.7 percent, Stanton County is down to 3.3 percent, Madison County is down to 3.3 percent and Pierce County is down to 3.0 percent, while Cuming County is down to 2.8 percent.

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