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Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 500,100 jobs in Omaha, Nebraska in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 465,574 employed persons for the month. Omaha lost 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 61 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Omaha job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 500,100 -200 +4,200
CPS 465,574 +61 -725

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 November 2016 at 500,300. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Omaha according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 467,054 for Omaha in March 2016. 1,480 jobs have been lost in Omaha since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 463,419, Omaha has added 2,155 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Omaha, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 500,100 -200 465,574 61
November 2016 500,300 2,200 465,513 717
October 2016 498,100 -500 464,796 553
September 2016 498,600 500 464,243 824
August 2016 498,100 200 463,419 -2,275
July 2016 497,900 1,200 465,694 1,285
June 2016 496,700 1,200 464,409 -894
May 2016 495,500 -100 465,303 -1,038
April 2016 495,600 -200 466,341 -713
March 2016 495,800 1,400 467,054 210
February 2016 494,400 -300 466,844 444
January 2016 494,700 -1,200 466,400 101