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Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Omaha fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2014 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Nebraska rate. The unemployment rate in Omaha peaked in December 2009 at 5.4% and is now 1.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Omaha unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% +0.1 -1.1
Nebraska 3.6% +0.1 -0.4
Omaha 3.9% -0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2014 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Omaha, Nebraska, National

Omaha, Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Omaha, Nebraska Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Omaha peaked in February 2010 at 24,337. There are now 6,071 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Omaha employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Omaha, Nebraska) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Omaha 18,266 -204 -1,706

Number of Unemployed Persons

Omaha, Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Omaha
Unemployment Rate
Omaha
Unemployed
August
2014
6.1% 3.6%
July
2014
6.2% 3.6% 3.9% 18,266
June
2014
6.1% 3.5% 4.0% 18,470
May
2014
6.3% 3.6% 4.0% 18,851
April
2014
6.3% 3.7% 4.1% 19,011
March
2014
6.7% 3.8% 4.1% 19,228
February
2014
6.7% 3.6% 4.0% 18,703
January
2014
6.6% 3.5% 4.0% 18,515
December
2013
6.7% 3.6% 4.1% 18,722
November
2013
7.0% 3.7% 4.1% 18,952
October
2013
7.2% 3.8% 4.2% 19,213
September
2013
7.2% 3.9% 4.2% 19,493
August
2013
7.2% 4.0% 4.3% 19,765

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.