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Governor Ricketts Labor Day Statement

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement on Labor Day:

“Nebraskans are known for working hard, and the data confirms our state’s excellent work ethic,” Governor Ricketts said. “For every 100 adults in Nebraska, we have nearly 70 working, the most of any state in the country. We achieved the highest employment rate in our state’s history this year. And WalletHub recently ranked Nebraska as the 3rd the hardest working state in America.

“Even outside of their daily work, Nebraskans generously give time to their communities through volunteer work. In fact, our state ranks 5th in annual volunteer hours per capita. »

“Thank you to the countless Nebraskanians whose hard work, both on the clock and as volunteers, has grown our state over the past year.”

“Susanne, the children and I wish everyone a happy Labor Day. As you celebrate the holiday weekend, be sure to stay safe whether in the water or behind the wheel. Buckle up, don’t drive while drinking, and wear a life jacket by the lake. We want everyone traveling on Labor Day to get home safely! »