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Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 506,800 jobs in Omaha, Nebraska in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 470,128 employed persons for the month. Omaha lost 1,200 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,071 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Omaha job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 506,800 -1,200 +9,800
CPS 470,128 +1,071 +8,340

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 July 2017 at 508,000. Since then 1,200 jobs have been lost in Omaha according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in August 2017 for Omaha is at a new high of 470,128.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Omaha, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 506,800 -1,200 470,128 1,071
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
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