State: Nebraska jobless rate steady at 2.9 percent in July
The Nebraska Labor Department says the state's preliminary unemployment rate remained 2.9 percent in July, unchanged from the June figure.
The department said in a news release Friday that the rate also matched the July 2017 figure.
Last month's rate remained well below the U.S. rate, which dropped to 3.9 percent in July from 4 percent in June.
State Labor Commissioner John Albin says July's labor force employment "marks six straight months of record highs."