Department of Numbers

Lincoln, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 191,000 jobs in Lincoln, Nebraska in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 173,814 employed persons for the month. Lincoln added 1,700 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 635 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lincoln job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 191,000 +1,700 +3,000
CPS 173,814 +635 +1,635

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 in July 2017 is at a new high of 191,000.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 173,884 for Lincoln in February 2017. 70 jobs have been lost in Lincoln since then according to the household survey. From a April 2017 low of 172,885, Lincoln has added 929 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Lincoln, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 191,000 1,700 173,814 635
June 2017 189,300 -1,100 173,179 272
May 2017 190,400 200 172,907 22
April 2017 190,200 600 172,885 -824
March 2017 189,600 -200 173,709 -175
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