In the Fall of 2020, the Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) conducted studies to measure impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses and the labor force statewide. Results were collected from 1,263 business establishments and 1,488 households across the state.
COVID-19 Impact on Nebraska Unemployment Insurance Claims
A review of unemployment insurance claims during the COVID-19 pandemic. This provides details on Initial and continued claims from March 2020 to March 2021. This report has total UI numbers since the pandemic onset, payment totals, weeks paid, demographics by continued weeks claimed and a break down of claims by occupation and industry.
In the Fall and Winter of 2020, the Nebraska Department of Labor compiled survey data collected from households and businesses across the state. The Nebraska Statewide Benefits Report data set consists of over 1,200 business establishments in 76 counties, covering 98.7% of the population, and over 1,400 individuals in 81 counties, covering 99.3% of the state’s total population.
Nebraska Workforce Trends is a monthly news magazine containing information about the Nebraska economy with feature articles spotlighting the uses of labor market information. Nebraska Workforce Trends is an online-only publication.
Nebraska Labor Availability Studies
"Labor availability" describes how many people within a given area are available and willing to take on a new job. The Nebraska Departments of Economic Development and Labor and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Business Research and Bureau of Sociological Research have collaborated on this research project designed to measure local labor availability and the needs of businesses in selected regions of Nebraska.
The resulting area reports include a Labor Availability Report based on data received from individuals, a Hiring and Training Needs report based on data received from employers, and a Skills Gap Report produced by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Business Research.
Previously known as the Regional Review, contains a variety of statewide labor market information, including a demographic review, education, labor force data, employment by industry and occupation, and employment projections.
The 2018 career ladder posters demonstrate a career path that could be pursued to acquire a high-skill, high-paying occupation with growth potential in Nebraska. Each poster focuses on 12 in-demand occupations within a specific career cluster. Posters are available in two sizes, tabloid (11 x 17 inches) and letter (8.5 x 11 inches).
The occupational profiles provide a career overview of an occupation in Nebraska. Each profile features general information about the occupation combined with wages and the projected job outlook.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Occupations Poster
This poster highlights select Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Occupations in Nebraska. Annual Openings, wages, and typical educational requirement data is provided for each occupation.