Department of Numbers

Nebraska Job Growth

There were 1,031,000 jobs in Nebraska in June 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 977,093 employed persons for the month. Nebraska added 6,500 jobs in June 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,215 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Nebraska job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey June 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,031,000 +6,500 +16,200
CPS 977,093 +1,215 -471

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 in June 2017 for Nebraska is at a new high of 1,031,000.

CPS employment in Nebraska reached a maximum of 979,725 in August 2013. 2,632 jobs have been lost in Nebraska since then according to the household survey. From a May 2017 low of 975,878, Nebraska has added 1,215 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2017

Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2017 1,031,000 6,500 977,093 1,215
May 2017 1,024,500 300 975,878 -499
April 2017 1,024,200 1,400 976,377 -1,000
March 2017 1,022,800 -2,200 977,377 -1,303
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