Nebraska: Historical Facts
Nebraska was the 37th state to be admitted to statehood on March 1, 1867. The capital city is Lincoln. The official state bird is the Western Meadowlark and the state flower is the Goldenrod.
The economy in Nebraska is fueled by agriculture (cattle, hogs, corn, wheat, soybeans and sorghum) and industry (electric equipment, printing and publishing, machinery and food processing) which generated a gross state product worth $89.8-billion (2010).
The unemployment rate was noted at 4.6% in January 2010.
A state sales and use tax of 5.5% is in effect while some cities in Nebraska assess an additional city sales and use tax.