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Lincoln, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 188,800 jobs in Lincoln, Nebraska in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 173,546 employed persons for the month. Lincoln lost 400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 75 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lincoln job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 188,800 -400 +1,300
CPS 173,546 +75 -599

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 November 2016 at 189,200. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Lincoln according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 174,930 for Lincoln in March 2016. 1,384 jobs have been lost in Lincoln since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 172,526, Lincoln has added 1,020 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Lincoln, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 188,800 -400 173,546 75
November 2016 189,200 800 173,471 283
October 2016 188,400 800 173,188 253
September 2016 187,600 800 172,935 409
August 2016 186,800 400 172,526 -1,015
July 2016 186,400 200 173,541 222
June 2016 186,200 -500 173,319 -328
May 2016 186,700 -1,400 173,647 -811
April 2016 188,100 -300 174,458 -472
March 2016 188,400 400 174,930 175
February 2016 188,000 200 174,755 415
January 2016 187,800 300 174,340 195