Growing Nebraska by Developing Our People

10 Oct 2022


We’re successfully growing Nebraska and creating jobs here in the Good Life.  Nebraska had the nation’s lowest average unemployment rate in 2020 and 2021, and we do again so far in 2022.  In fact, we currently have the lowest unemployment rate in state history at 1.9%.  As of Sunday, August 14th, the State’s job website ( listed 51,835 available openings.

This abundance of jobs benefits Nebraska’s families.  Earlier this month, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released their annual Kids Count Data Book with information on child welfare in all 50 states.  Nebraska ranked #1 for children’s economic wellbeing.  That makes sense.  When there are plenty of jobs available, parents can readily find work to take care of their kids. 

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