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Lincoln, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 188,900 jobs in Lincoln, Nebraska in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 174,506 employed persons for the month. Lincoln lost 0 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 472 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lincoln job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 188,900 0 +100
CPS 174,506 +472 +622

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 September 2016 at 189,300. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Lincoln according to the employer survey. From a trough of 187,300 in October 2017, Lincoln has gained 1,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 176,514 for Lincoln in September 2017. 2,008 jobs have been lost in Lincoln since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 174,034, Lincoln has added 472 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Lincoln, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 188,900 0 174,506 472
January 2018 188,900 0 174,034 -926
December 2017 188,900 1,000 174,960 94
November 2017 187,900 600 174,866 -360
October 2017 187,300 -500 175,226 -1,288
September 2017 187,800 -1,300 176,514 83
August 2017 189,100 1,500 176,431 1,662
July 2017 187,600 -900 174,769 1,590
June 2017 188,500 300 173,179 272
May 2017 188,200 -100 172,907 22
April 2017 188,300 -500 172,885 -824
March 2017 188,800 0 173,709 -175