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Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 500,600 jobs in Omaha, Nebraska in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 463,968 employed persons for the month. Omaha lost 0 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 720 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Omaha job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 500,600 0 +4,200
CPS 463,968 -720 +1,954

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 December 2016 at 501,500. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Omaha according to the employer survey. From a trough of 498,000 in January 2017, Omaha has gained 2,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 465,083 for Omaha in December 2016. 1,115 jobs have been lost in Omaha since then according to the household survey. From a January 2017 low of 463,572, Omaha has added 396 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Omaha, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 500,600 0 463,968 -720
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
November 2016 500,800 700 464,436 968
October 2016 500,100 100 463,468 1,080
September 2016 500,000 3,000 462,388 600
August 2016 497,000 -1,800 461,788 3
July 2016 498,800 1,600 461,785 292
June 2016 497,200 500 461,493 180
May 2016 496,700 400 461,313 -330
April 2016 496,300 -100 461,643 -371