Nebraska’s unemployment rate for October is 2.2 percent. The rate is up 0.1 percentage points from the September rate of 2.1 percent and is down 0.5 percentage points from the October 2022 rate of 2.7 percent.
Cherry County and Holt County each registered 1.8 percent unemployment rates in October to stay better than the state average. Boyd County at 2.4 percent and Keya Paha County at 2.5 percent were both slightly above the state rate.
Brown County’s unemployment rate of 2.7 percent in October is pacing above the state average. Rock County tied with Grant County for the second lowest unemployment rate in the state at 1.5 percent in October, behind only the 1.3 percent rate of Wheeler County.
Blaine County, on the flip side, experienced the highest unemployment rate in the state in October at 3.7 percent, just ahead of the 3.6 percent rate for neighboring Thomas County.
The national unemployment rate for October is 3.9 percent, up 0.1 percent from the September rate. The rate is up 0.2 percentage points from the October 2022 rate of 3.7 percent.