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Lincoln, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 189,700 jobs in Lincoln, Nebraska in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 173,640 employed persons for the month. Lincoln lost 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 244 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lincoln job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 189,700 -100 +1,400
CPS 173,640 -244 +798

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Lincoln, Nebraska Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Lincoln 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 for Lincoln, Nebraska

CES employment for Lincoln peaked in February 2017 at 189,800. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Lincoln according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 173,884 for Lincoln in February 2017. 244 jobs have been lost in Lincoln since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Lincoln, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 189,700 -100 173,640 -244
February 2017 189,800 200 173,884 218
January 2017 189,600 300 173,666 52
December 2016 189,300 -400 173,614 152
November 2016 189,700 900 173,462 370
October 2016 188,800 800 173,092 512
September 2016 188,000 100 172,580 312
August 2016 187,900 -100 172,268 89
July 2016 188,000 900 172,179 76
June 2016 187,100 -500 172,103 -101
May 2016 187,600 100 172,204 -315
April 2016 187,500 -800 172,519 -323