Department of Numbers

Lincoln, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 177,000 jobs in Lincoln, Nebraska in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 170,382 employed persons for the month. Lincoln lost 18,900 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 12,969 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lincoln job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 177,000 -18,900 -15,600
CPS 170,382 -12,969 -9,894

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 20,000 jobs have been lost in Lincoln according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 183,351 for Lincoln in March 2020. 12,969 jobs have been lost in Lincoln since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Lincoln, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 177,000 -18,900 170,382 -12,969
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
November 2019 194,700 1,400 181,880 156
October 2019 193,300 200 181,724 164
September 2019 193,100 100 181,560 187
August 2019 193,000 100 181,373 240
July 2019 192,900 400 181,133 272
June 2019 192,500 200 180,861 289
May 2019 192,300 -300 180,572 296