Nebraska Achieves Record High Employment

Nebraska Achieves Record-High Employment

LINCOLN, NE (STL.News) The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Nebraska’s preliminary employment for April 2022 reached an all-time high of 1,040,325.  This means nearly 22,000 more Nebraskans are working now than prior to the pandemic (February 2020).  Additionally, Nebraska’s unemployment rate is at 1.9%. That’s tied for the lowest rate ever achieved by any state.

“We saw record-setting State revenues and our highest-ever employment in April,” said Governor Pete Ricketts.  “These strong signs of growth reflect the creation of plentiful great-paying jobs for Nebraskans.  There’s never been a better time to be a graduate looking to start a career in the Good Life.”

Nebraska leads the nation in per capita employment, with 69 out of 100 adults actively working.  That compares with a national rate of 60 out of 100 adults employed.

Nebraska’s Employment Statistics for April 2022 (Preliminary)

  • Unemployment Rate:  1.9%
  • #1 in the nation (tied with Utah)
  • Lowest unemployment rate in Nebraska’s history;  tied for the lowest unemployment rate of any state at any time in history
  • Labor Force Participation:  69.9%
  • #1 in the nation
  • Employment-to-Population Ratio:  68.6%
  • #1 in the nation