LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's unemployment rate edged up to 4 percent in July, the state Labor Department said in a report released Friday.

The preliminary figure was a tenth of a point higher than the revised June figure of 3.9 percent, the report said. The preliminary figure reported for June was 3.8 percent.

Only North Dakota's July rate of 3 percent was lower than Nebraska's.

The national rate also rose a tenth of a point in July, to 8.3 percent.

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