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Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 505,200 jobs in Omaha, Nebraska in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 497,675 employed persons for the month. Omaha added 2,800 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 758 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Omaha job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 505,200 +2,800 +14,300
CPS 497,675 +758 +9,858

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Omaha, Nebraska Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Omaha 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 Omaha, Nebraska

CES employment for Omaha peaked in February 2020 at 510,500. Since then 5,300 jobs have been lost in Omaha according to the employer survey. From a trough of 456,800 in April 2020, Omaha has gained 48,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in September 2022 for Omaha is at a new high of 497,675.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Omaha, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 505,200 2,800 497,675 758
August 2022 502,400 400 496,917 366
July 2022 502,000 600 496,551 -63
June 2022 501,400 -200 496,614 920
May 2022 501,600 -300 495,694 1,310
April 2022 501,900 1,800 494,384 1,682
March 2022 500,100 1,300 492,702 1,283
February 2022 498,800 2,800 491,419 832
January 2022 496,000 3,100 490,587 1,521
December 2021 492,900 600 489,066 -123
November 2021 492,300 1,100 489,189 168
October 2021 491,200 300 489,021 1,204