Department of Numbers

Nebraska Job Growth

There were 1,004,200 jobs in Nebraska in October 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 998,764 employed persons for the month. Nebraska added 4,500 jobs in October 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,628 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Nebraska job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,004,200 +4,500 -25,899
CPS 998,764 +1,628 -8,327

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 33,200 jobs have been lost in Nebraska according to the employer survey. From a trough of 945,400 in April 2020, Nebraska has gained 58,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Nebraska reached a maximum of 1,019,925 in March 2020. 21,161 jobs have been lost in Nebraska since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 966,909, Nebraska has added 31,855 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2020

Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2020 1,004,200 4,500 998,764 1,628
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
November 2019 1,031,200 1,100 1,007,168 77