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Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 492,700 jobs in Omaha, Nebraska in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 470,747 employed persons for the month. Omaha lost 200 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 901 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Omaha job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 492,700 -200 +29,800
CPS 470,747 +901 +10,050

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 January 2020 at 510,700. Since then 18,000 jobs have been lost in Omaha according to the employer survey. From a trough of 457,900 in April 2020, Omaha has gained 34,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 486,201 for Omaha in September 2019. 15,454 jobs have been lost in Omaha since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 454,305, Omaha has added 16,442 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Omaha, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 492,700 -200 470,747 901
April 2021 492,900 -600 469,846 -261
March 2021 493,500 3,500 470,107 -498
February 2021 490,000 100 470,605 -922
January 2021 489,900 -1,600 471,527 -99
December 2020 491,500 4,900 471,626 668
November 2020 486,600 1,700 470,958 732
October 2020 484,900 500 470,226 558
September 2020 484,400 1,700 469,668 837
August 2020 482,700 4,200 468,831 1,422
July 2020 478,500 6,900 467,409 2,551
June 2020 471,600 8,700 464,858 4,161