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Lincoln, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 191,200 jobs in Lincoln, Nebraska in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 179,603 employed persons for the month. Lincoln added 100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 405 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lincoln job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 191,200 +100 -400
CPS 179,603 +405 +1,473

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 May 2019 at 192,100. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Lincoln according to the employer survey. From a trough of 191,100 in June 2019, Lincoln has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Lincoln is at a new high of 179,603.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Lincoln, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 191,200 100 179,603 405
June 2019 191,100 -1,000 179,198 528
May 2019 192,100 1,100 178,670 438
April 2019 191,000 200 178,232 212
March 2019 190,800 -800 178,020 75
February 2019 191,600 -400 177,945 199
January 2019 192,000 2,100 177,746 72
December 2018 189,900 -800 177,674 -24
November 2018 190,700 -200 177,698 -137
October 2018 190,900 -500 177,835 -205
September 2018 191,400 -200 178,040 -114
August 2018 191,600 0 178,154 24