Neb. Jobless Rate Inches Up to 3.7 Percent

ne-dept-of-labor(AP) — A newly released report says Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate inched up a tenth of a point to hit 3.7 percent in March, compared with 3.6 percent in February.

The rate is two-tenths of a point under the 3.9 percent the state posted in March 2013. The state Department of Labor released the employment data on Friday.

The new Nebraska figure remained well below the national unemployment rate of 6.7 percent in March.