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County unemployment rate up slightly

At 2.3 percent, still below state, national rates


The unemployment rate in Cheyenne County rose slightly in October, to 2.3 percent.

According to preliminary data recently released by the Nebraska Department of Labor, that's a 0.2 percent increase from September and up 0.4 percent from last October.

Statewide, the jobless rate stands at a seasonally-adjusted 2.9 percent – unchanged from September and down 0.2 percentage points from October 2014.

"October was another month of strong job growth for our state," Commissioner of Labor John Albin said in a media release. "The increase in total non-farm employment is above the average increase...

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