Department of Numbers

Nebraska Job Growth

There were 1,001,600 jobs in Nebraska in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,001,004 employed persons for the month. Nebraska lost 4,200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,835 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Nebraska job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,001,600 -4,200 -29,600
CPS 1,001,004 +1,835 -6,164

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 1,037,400. Since then 35,800 jobs have been lost in Nebraska according to the employer survey. From a trough of 945,400 in April 2020, Nebraska has gained 56,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Nebraska reached a maximum of 1,019,925 in March 2020. 18,921 jobs have been lost in Nebraska since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 966,909, Nebraska has added 34,095 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 1,001,600 -4,200 1,001,004 1,835
October 2020 1,005,800 6,100 999,169 2,033
September 2020 999,700 7,300 997,136 46
August 2020 992,400 5,000 997,090 1,333
July 2020 987,400 14,500 995,757 9,450
June 2020 972,900 16,300 986,307 9,994
May 2020 956,600 11,200 976,313 9,404
April 2020 945,400 -84,600 966,909 -53,016
March 2020 1,030,000 -7,200 1,019,925 7,492
February 2020 1,037,200 -200 1,012,433 2,733
January 2020 1,037,400 3,500 1,009,700 2,636
December 2019 1,033,900 2,700 1,007,064 -104