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June 21, 2020Omaha, Neb. |  By: AP

Nebraska had nation's lowest unemployment rate in May

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska has the nation's lowest unemployment rate in May after taking a big hit from the coronavirus pandemic.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the 
state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.2% last month. That's down 3.5 percentage points from the rate of 8.7% in April, when unemployment soared due to coronavirus-related social-distancing restrictions.

The national 
seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 13.3%, a decrease of 1.4 percentage points. The second-lowest unemployment rate was in Utah, with 8.5% unemployed. Wyoming came in third, with 8.8%.