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Lincoln, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 186,700 jobs in Lincoln, Nebraska in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 176,379 employed persons for the month. Lincoln added 1,300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 186 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lincoln job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 186,700 +1,300 -7,800
CPS 176,379 +186 -6,433

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 January 2020 at 195,300. Since then 8,600 jobs have been lost in Lincoln according to the employer survey. From a trough of 173,200 in April 2020, Lincoln has gained 13,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 186,159 for Lincoln in July 2020. 9,780 jobs have been lost in Lincoln since then according to the household survey. From a January 2021 low of 176,193, Lincoln has added 186 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Lincoln, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 186,700 1,300 176,379 186
January 2021 185,400 600 176,193 -7,154
December 2020 184,800 400 183,347 25
November 2020 184,400 -1,000 183,322 -1,645
October 2020 185,400 400 184,967 -19
September 2020 185,000 600 184,986 56
August 2020 184,400 1,800 184,930 -1,229
July 2020 182,600 1,800 186,159 2,846
June 2020 180,800 3,500 183,313 7,049
May 2020 177,300 4,100 176,264 5,508
April 2020 173,200 -20,700 170,756 -12,595
March 2020 193,900 -600 183,351 539