According to a report out Friday, unemployment is at a three year low.
Central Nebraska is faring even better.
In fact, Hall County's unemployment rate is less than half the national average.
Grand Island Area Economic Development Corporation President Marlan Ferguson said that is pretty standard for surrounding counties too.
"Central Nebraska really weathered the downturn pretty good," he said.
The number here is 3.8%.
Nationally, that figure is 8.3%.
It is something that Salvation Army Social Services Director Mark Merritt said is related to the type of employment that is prevalent here.
"Grand Island doesn't see the unemployment that the rest of the country does mainly due to the fact that we have more of an agriculture based economy, and agriculture isn't slowing down anytime soon so hopefully the jobs will continue to be there for those in need," he said.
According to Ferguson, that should not be a problem is Grand Island continues to grow,
He hopes for 3% growth a year.
"I think its been very strong," he said. "I think we've seen steady growth. We have a number of companies here who are looking for employees."
One example is the Midwest Meat Facility in Gibbon.
They annouced Friday that they will be doubling their workforce by the end of the year.
That creates fifty jobs, which is a big figure for a town of less than two thousand people.