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Lincoln, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 192,100 jobs in Lincoln, Nebraska in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 184,727 employed persons for the month. Lincoln lost 1,500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 240 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lincoln job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 192,100 -1,500 -2,600
CPS 184,727 -240 +2,847

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Lincoln, Nebraska Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Lincoln 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 for Lincoln, Nebraska

CES employment for Lincoln peaked in February 2020 at 197,000. Since then 4,900 jobs have been lost in Lincoln according to the employer survey. From a trough of 178,400 in April 2020, Lincoln has gained 13,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 186,159 for Lincoln in July 2020. 1,432 jobs have been lost in Lincoln since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Lincoln, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 192,100 -1,500 184,727 -240
October 2020 193,600 1,400 184,967 -19
September 2020 192,200 2,000 184,986 56
August 2020 190,200 -300 184,930 -1,229
July 2020 190,500 3,500 186,159 2,846
June 2020 187,000 3,900 183,313 7,049
May 2020 183,100 4,700 176,264 5,508
April 2020 178,400 -17,500 170,756 -12,595
March 2020 195,900 -1,100 183,351 539
February 2020 197,000 200 182,812 555
January 2020 196,800 1,200 182,257 230
December 2019 195,600 900 182,027 147