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Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 509,900 jobs in Omaha, Nebraska in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 469,239 employed persons for the month. Omaha added 100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,595 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Omaha job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 509,900 +100 +9,100
CPS 469,239 -1,595 +4,803

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

Omaha, Nebraska Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Omaha peaked in September 2017 at 510,600. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Omaha according to the employer survey. From a trough of 509,800 in October 2017, Omaha has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 472,255 for Omaha in September 2017. 3,016 jobs have been lost in Omaha since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Omaha, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 509,900 100 469,239 -1,595
October 2017 509,800 -800 470,834 -1,421
September 2017 510,600 3,700 472,255 2,010
August 2017 506,900 -1,100 470,245 1,188
July 2017 508,000 400 469,057 4,249
June 2017 507,600 4,300 464,808 2,450
May 2017 503,300 800 462,358 -339
April 2017 502,500 2,100 462,697 -1,383
March 2017 500,400 -200 464,080 -608
February 2017 500,600 2,600 464,688 1,116
January 2017 498,000 -3,500 463,572 -1,511
December 2016 501,500 700 465,083 647