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Lincoln, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 191,500 jobs in Lincoln, Nebraska in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 174,678 employed persons for the month. Lincoln added 300 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 548 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lincoln job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 191,500 +300 +1,800
CPS 174,678 -548 +1,216

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 August 2017 at 192,700. Since then 1,200 jobs have been lost in Lincoln according to the employer survey. From a trough of 191,200 in October 2017, Lincoln has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 176,514 for Lincoln in September 2017. 1,836 jobs have been lost in Lincoln since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Lincoln, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 191,500 300 174,678 -548
October 2017 191,200 -600 175,226 -1,288
September 2017 191,800 -900 176,514 83
August 2017 192,700 1,500 176,431 1,662
July 2017 191,200 1,900 174,769 1,590
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