Department of Numbers

Nebraska Job Growth

There were 1,002,100 jobs in Nebraska in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 989,085 employed persons for the month. Nebraska added 2,800 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 3,027 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Nebraska job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,002,100 +2,800 -30,300
CPS 989,085 -3,027 -22,917

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 1,033,900. Since then 31,800 jobs have been lost in Nebraska according to the employer survey. From a trough of 937,000 in April 2020, Nebraska has gained 65,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Nebraska reached a maximum of 1,014,641 in November 2019. 25,556 jobs have been lost in Nebraska since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 973,730, Nebraska has added 15,355 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 1,002,100 2,800 989,085 -3,027
January 2021 999,300 1,000 992,112 3,040
December 2020 998,300 5,000 989,072 -491
November 2020 993,300 -500 989,563 -676
October 2020 993,800 4,500 990,239 613
September 2020 989,300 3,400 989,626 2,111
August 2020 985,900 8,600 987,515 3,634
July 2020 977,300 12,500 983,881 4,350
June 2020 964,800 18,900 979,531 3,614
May 2020 945,900 8,900 975,917 2,187
April 2020 937,000 -89,200 973,730 -37,403
March 2020 1,026,200 -6,200 1,011,133 -869