Department of Numbers

Nebraska Job Growth

There were 1,027,900 jobs in Nebraska in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,040,325 employed persons for the month. Nebraska added 1,900 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,514 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Nebraska job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,027,900 +1,900 +24,700
CPS 1,040,325 +2,514 +22,420

Nebraska Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Nebraska 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 in Nebraska

CES employment peaked in January 2020 for Nebraska at 1,033,500. Since then 5,599 jobs have been lost in Nebraska according to the employer survey. From a trough of 934,600 in April 2020, Nebraska has gained 93,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Nebraska for April 2022 is at a new high of 1,040,325.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 1,027,900 1,900 1,040,325 2,514
March 2022 1,026,000 1,000 1,037,811 3,142
February 2022 1,025,000 12,600 1,034,669 1,758
January 2022 1,012,400 1,000 1,032,911 2,833
December 2021 1,011,400 -100 1,030,078 73
November 2021 1,011,500 1,000 1,030,005 680
October 2021 1,010,500 2,700 1,029,325 2,154
September 2021 1,007,800 -2,300 1,027,171 2,308
August 2021 1,010,100 -1,200 1,024,863 1,945
July 2021 1,011,300 4,300 1,022,918 1,780
June 2021 1,007,000 3,000 1,021,138 1,475
May 2021 1,004,000 800 1,019,663 1,758