NDOL: Average commute times in Nebraska show surprises

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KNEP) - So how long does it take you to get to work each day?
You might be surprised by what the Nebraska Labor Department says about average commutes in the state.

According to an article in the Nebraska Workforce 'Trends' newsletter, Box Butte County has the shortest average commute in the state at just over 11 minutes.

The remainder of the Panhandle had average one-way travel times ranging from 12.5 minutes for Cheyenne County to 22.8 for Banner County residents.

And as far as the longest average commute, it's not Douglas, Lancaster, or one of the other more-populated counties. McPherson county residents average just over half an hour to get to work each day.
NDOL analysts pulled the information from the recently released 2012-2016 American Community Survey five-year estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS provides information on over 40 social, economic, housing and demographic topics, including one-way commuting time to work.

The online copy of the January 2018 Nebraska Workforce Trends news magazine can be found at this link.