Nebraska is a Great Plains state
with 1.8 million residents. Its economy is based on farming and ranching, and
its near center position in the U.S. has made it a major transportation hub with
the country's largest railroad yards. Kool-Aid was invented in Nebraska and
CliffsNotes was founded in the state. It's the home of savvy billionaire Warren
The state's unemployment was a spectacular 4.1 percent December 2011. The state
depends on the export market, and farm income from crop and livestock producers has
The education and health services sector has shown a marked climb along with the
other services sectors. The manufacturing sector is showing a good recovery, while
the information sector has recovered and is holding steady. Financial activities
are showing a slow turnaround. Projected growth for Sarpy County in the east is
13.8 percent, and Omaha MSA is projected for 7.3 percent. Overall, sustained growth
is expected to build statewide by May 2012.
Job seekers can expect openings in the services sector, comprising health care,
business, professional, scientific and recreation and arts positions. Small scale
projects are expected in construction, and manufacturing jobs will experience slow
growth. Economists foresee large demand for skilled positions.
Additional information can be found regarding Nebraska's economy
and key employers by visiting Wikipedia: Nebraska Economy.