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Nebraska's unemployment rate drops to 4%, lowest in U.S.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s unemployment rate for August dropped to 4%, the lowest rate in the country. The state Department of Labor reported Friday that the rate was down from a revised July rate of 4.9%. The declining rate reflects an increase of 4,084 nonfarm jobs in the past month. Nebraska’s unemployment rate is the lowest in the nation, just ahead of Utah’s 4.1% rate. The national unemployment rate in August was 8.4%.

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