May 20, 2022

Gov. Ricketts touts Nebraska's record-high employment

Posted May 20, 2022 4:35 PM

News Release Governor Ricketts

Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Nebraska‚Äôs 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‚Äôs unemployment rate is at 1.9%.  That‚Äôs tied for the lowest rate ever achieved by any state. 

‚ÄúWe saw record-setting State revenues and our highest-ever employment in April,‚ÄĚ said Gov. Ricketts.  ‚ÄúThese strong signs of growth reflect the creation of plentiful great-paying jobs for Nebraskans.  There‚Äôs never been a better time to be a graduate looking to start a career in the Good Life.‚ÄĚ

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)

  1. Unemployment Rate: 1.9%#1 in the nation (tied with Utah)Lowest unemployment rate in Nebraska‚Äôs history; tied for the lowest unemployment rate of any state at any time in history
  2. #1 in the nation (tied with Utah)
  3. Lowest unemployment rate in Nebraska’s history; tied for the lowest unemployment rate of any state at any time in history
  4. Labor Force Participation: 69.9%#1 in the nation
  5. #1 in the nation
  6. Employment-to-Population Ratio: 68.6%#1 in the nation
  7. #1 in the nation