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Lincoln, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 191,100 jobs in Lincoln, Nebraska in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 176,835 employed persons for the month. Lincoln lost 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 114 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lincoln job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 191,100 -100 +3,800
CPS 176,835 +114 +3,807

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 August 2018 at 191,800. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Lincoln according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 176,936 for Lincoln in August 2018. 101 jobs have been lost in Lincoln since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 176,721, Lincoln has added 114 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Lincoln, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 191,100 -100 176,835 114
September 2018 191,200 -600 176,721 -215
August 2018 191,800 400 176,936 970
July 2018 191,400 800 175,966 288
June 2018 190,600 500 175,678 792
May 2018 190,100 600 174,886 756
April 2018 189,500 800 174,130 165
March 2018 188,700 0 173,965 -91
February 2018 188,700 -200 174,056 830
January 2018 188,900 0 173,226 162
December 2017 188,900 1,000 173,064 103
November 2017 187,900 600 172,961 -67