Total Labor Force (2018)

1,022,411

Total Population

1,929,268

Population Rank Among States

38th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$14,138

Rank Among States

24th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

2.8%

Rank Among States

6th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
State Workforce Board

Nebraska Workforce Development Board

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Nebraska
State Workforce Plan

Local Workforce Boards

Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board

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Greater Nebraska Workforce Development Board

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Greater Omaha Workforce Development Board

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Wagner-Peyser Allotment

$5,021,790

Rank Among States

42nd

TEGL 16-18

Housing Price Index (1 year)

6.37

Perkins V Allotment (2019)

$7,209,648

Per Capita Personal Income

$29,000

Find a Job in Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Labor

Official State Workforce Agency

NEworks

Official State Job Bank

WIOA Funding

Total funding received by Nebraska under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Vocational Rehabilitation Allotment (FY19)

$25,546,255

Rank Among States

____rd

RSA Awards

Community Development Block Grants

$18,127,462

Rank Among States

_____rd

HUD Exchange

High School Graduation Rates

89.10%

Rank Among States

9th

Education Week 2016-17 Data

Median Household Income

$56,700

Colleges and universities

Nebraska's Colleges and Universities

AEFLA Allotment (FY18)

$2,720,369

Rank Among States

38th

FY18 AEFLA Allotments

GDP Growth (2018)

0.9%

College Graduation Rates

58.3%

Minimum Wage

$9.00

Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

More Data

Nebraska National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
0.4%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
3.7%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
2.8%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
25.6%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
69.2%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

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Less than high school (9.1% Nebraska | 12.0% National)
9.1%
12%
High school (26.7% Nebraska | 27.1% National)
26.7%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (33.6% Nebraska | 28.9% National)
33.6%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (30.6% Nebraska | 32.0% National)
30.6%
32%

Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

Nebraska's Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

Latest Nebraska Workforce Agency Tweets

Nebraska Department of Labor


#Nebraska #craftbreweries have been growing rapidly in recent years, jumping from 18 #breweries to over 50 in the last decade. That’s a 178% increase. Learn more about this trend in the July 2019 issue of Nebraska Workforce Trends, https://t.co/pTms4t07eJ. #FastFactFriday https://t.co/HYT9uq0F8N NE_DOL photo

Cost of living in #Nebraska is lower than many other #states. The 2019 Cost of Living Index score for NE ranges from 89.4 in #Hastings to 91.8 in #Omaha. Manhattan, for example, has a score of 238.4. For more info, read June/July Trends, https://t.co/J8VWdF3Ieg. #FastFactFriday https://t.co/M9apKuMTUx NE_DOL photo

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If you’re looking for a #job in Office and Administrative Support or Computer and Mathematics, be sure to check out the Panhandle region and September’s Trends magazine for more information. #employment #jobs https://t.co/Eg4ioEIrKo https://t.co/m08bjJEJGW NE_DOL photo

NDOL is issuing Lost Wages Assistance payments for the weeks ending August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22, August 29 and September 5. No further weeks will be paid due to exhaustion of FEMA funds.

Nebraska Department of Education


It's not too late to register! The Mountain Plains Crunch Off is tomorrow, October 22! Celebrate #FarmToSchool Month with us by crunching into a local apple or other local produce and register at:
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The Nebraska Healthy Schools Conference is happening NOW! Join us in learning about the current pandemic and health challenges in our schools and strategies to create a new normal while supporting the needs of the whole child.
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Let us not threaten the progress that public health officials and school communities have made.

AVOID the 3 Cs:
1. Crowded Places: avoid gathering in groups.
2. Close Contacts: wear a mask, maintain 6-feet distance.
3. Confined Spaces: avoid enclosed spaces w/ poor ventilation.

Please join us for the FREE re-imagined virtual Nebraska Healthy Schools - Whole Child Conference on October 20th from 8:30-12:00 CST! View the conference schedule and register at: https://t.co/8RMOZ5N5cs https://t.co/Bh3ovaqRE4 NDE_GOV photo

Congratulations to Paul Timm, Nebraska 2021 Teacher of the Year from @lyonsdecatur! Watch today's surprise award presentation here: https://t.co/lJfOdMaCYi https://t.co/nML6e1COL5 NDE_GOV photo

Please join us for a LIVE surprise presentation today, October 7, 2020 at 10:00 am!
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Department of Economic Development


Applications for the Grow Nebraska grant program are now live for the following businesses:
Restaurants and Bars
Cosmetic, Massage, and Body Art Services
Event Centers and Sports Arenas
Hotels and Convention Centers
Ethanol Producers
Zoos
Movie Theaters
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Congrats to Plattsmouth for being recertified in Nebraska’s Economic Development Certified Community (EDCC) program. https://t.co/5wJRcCoEzJ https://t.co/KpNbVT00uB DevelopNebraska photo

. @GovRicketts announced new grant programs to continue growing Nebraska -a new round of grants to eligible businesses & ag producers, and also targeted grant programs to support businesses in industries particularly hard-hit due to the pandemic. https://t.co/eNIA7ZBUFD

Please share: info for new CARES Act programs and grants. Application process opens Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. https://t.co/eMXP65OvMj

WATCH LIVE: @GovRicketts makes an announcement about the CARES Act funding programs. https://t.co/L4zt97IGrG

Department of Health and Human Services


Visit https://t.co/t8kqIAHjwg tomorrow!

Lindsey Hanlon, network prevention manager for the Division of Behavioral Health, and Sarah Hunter, project coordination for the Nebraska Meds Coalition, will speak at 12:15 pm Thursday about Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month raises awareness about screenings, genetic counseling and testing. October is also Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. Breastfed infants have a lower risk of SIDS because milk fights infection and support safer sleep.

Health care services such as doctor visits and prescriptions will be available to eligible lower income 19-64 year old Nebraskans at little or no cost. Apply for Medicaid Expansion online at https://t.co/VWYtGvGPOX by calling (855)632-7633 or at a DHHS office https://t.co/d3U20F5z75 NEDHHS photo

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