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Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 489,700 jobs in Omaha, Nebraska in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 468,692 employed persons for the month. Omaha lost 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 264 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Omaha job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 489,700 -200 -20,500
CPS 468,692 +264 -16,875

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 21,000 jobs have been lost in Omaha according to the employer survey. From a trough of 457,900 in April 2020, Omaha has gained 31,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 486,254 for Omaha in March 2020. 17,562 jobs have been lost in Omaha since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 449,642, Omaha has added 19,050 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Omaha, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 489,700 -200 468,692 264
January 2021 489,900 -1,600 468,428 -11,314
December 2020 491,500 4,900 479,742 5,365
November 2020 486,600 1,700 474,377 1,067
October 2020 484,900 500 473,310 -2,266
September 2020 484,400 1,700 475,576 841
August 2020 482,700 4,200 474,735 622
July 2020 478,500 6,900 474,113 6,015
June 2020 471,600 8,700 468,098 10,267
May 2020 462,900 5,000 457,831 8,189
April 2020 457,900 -48,700 449,642 -36,612
March 2020 506,600 -3,600 486,254 687