- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Gov. Pete Ricketts has unveiled a new way to track the performance of Nebraska’s economy, education, public safety, health and welfare.

Ricketts announced Tuesday that the state will list various rankings on a public website to show Nebraska’s strengths and areas that need improvement.

Ricketts, a former TD Ameritrade executive, says the new tool is part of his push to apply business principles to state government. The governor says data on the page will be tracked and updated regularly to show trends.

The page ranks Nebraska among the top 10 states for its low unemployment, high labor force participation and high school graduation rates, but low when it comes to employment growth and average annual wages.

The webpage is https://governor.nebraska.gov/statistics .

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