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Lincoln, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 189,500 jobs in Lincoln, Nebraska in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 185,874 employed persons for the month. Lincoln lost 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 507 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lincoln job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 189,500 -200 +3,500
CPS 185,874 +507 +4,382

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 195,600. Since then 6,100 jobs have been lost in Lincoln according to the employer survey. From a trough of 173,200 in April 2020, Lincoln has gained 16,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Lincoln is at a new high of 185,874.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Lincoln, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 189,500 -200 185,874 507
March 2022 189,700 1,000 185,367 425
February 2022 188,700 2,600 184,942 111
January 2022 186,100 -200 184,831 106
December 2021 186,300 -300 184,725 -45
November 2021 186,600 -400 184,770 19
October 2021 187,000 700 184,751 348
September 2021 186,300 -300 184,403 498
August 2021 186,600 -300 183,905 567
July 2021 186,900 0 183,338 619
June 2021 186,900 400 182,719 604
May 2021 186,500 500 182,115 623