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Lincoln, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 190,300 jobs in Lincoln, Nebraska in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 183,257 employed persons for the month. Lincoln added 300 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 268 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lincoln job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 190,300 +300 +7,700
CPS 183,257 +268 +5,137

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 5,000 jobs have been lost in Lincoln according to the employer survey. From a trough of 173,200 in April 2020, Lincoln has gained 17,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in July 2021 for Lincoln is at a new high of 183,257.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Lincoln, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 190,300 300 183,257 268
June 2021 190,000 1,300 182,989 2,576
May 2021 188,700 800 180,413 3,111
April 2021 187,900 -300 177,302 138
March 2021 188,200 900 177,164 39
February 2021 187,300 1,900 177,125 -217
January 2021 185,400 600 177,342 -271
December 2020 184,800 400 177,613 259
November 2020 184,400 -1,000 177,354 231
October 2020 185,400 400 177,123 216
September 2020 185,000 600 176,907 -2,099
August 2020 184,400 1,800 179,006 886