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Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 494,500 jobs in Omaha, Nebraska in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 474,137 employed persons for the month. Omaha lost 200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 827 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Omaha job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 494,500 -200 -15,500
CPS 474,137 +827 -9,793

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 514,600. Since then 20,100 jobs have been lost in Omaha according to the employer survey. From a trough of 464,700 in April 2020, Omaha has gained 29,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 486,254 for Omaha in March 2020. 12,117 jobs have been lost in Omaha since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 449,642, Omaha has added 24,495 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Omaha, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 494,500 -200 474,137 827
October 2020 494,700 2,200 473,310 -2,266
September 2020 492,500 4,500 475,576 841
August 2020 488,000 5,100 474,735 622
July 2020 482,900 7,800 474,113 6,015
June 2020 475,100 4,700 468,098 10,267
May 2020 470,400 5,700 457,831 8,189
April 2020 464,700 -47,700 449,642 -36,612
March 2020 512,400 -2,200 486,254 687
February 2020 514,600 0 485,567 828
January 2020 514,600 2,200 484,739 1,010
December 2019 512,400 2,400 483,729 -201