Department of Numbers

Nebraska Job Growth

There were 1,023,500 jobs in Nebraska in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 977,453 employed persons for the month. Nebraska lost 1,500 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,227 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Nebraska job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,023,500 -1,500 +9,500
CPS 977,453 -1,227 -626

Nebraska Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Nebraska as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Nebraska

CES employment peaked in February 2017 for Nebraska at 1,025,000. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Nebraska according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Nebraska reached a maximum of 979,725 in August 2013. 2,272 jobs have been lost in Nebraska since then according to the household survey. From a February 2015 low of 976,174, Nebraska has added 1,279 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 1,023,500 -1,500 977,453 -1,227
February 2017 1,025,000 6,200 978,680 -335
January 2017 1,018,800 -3,100 979,015 186
December 2016 1,021,900 100 978,829 249
November 2016 1,021,800 4,200 978,580 288
October 2016 1,017,600 -200 978,292 303
September 2016 1,017,800 4,200 977,989 272
August 2016 1,013,600 -2,800 977,717 152
July 2016 1,016,400 1,600 977,565 1
June 2016 1,014,800 1,200 977,564 -146
May 2016 1,013,600 1,600 977,710 -204
April 2016 1,012,000 -2,000 977,914 -165