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Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 507,300 jobs in Omaha, Nebraska in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 478,656 employed persons for the month. Omaha lost 500 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 869 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Omaha job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 507,300 -500 +6,400
CPS 478,656 +869 +11,099

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 2019 at 507,800. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Omaha according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Omaha is at a new high of 478,656.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Omaha, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 507,300 -500 478,656 869
January 2019 507,800 2,000 477,787 -400
December 2018 505,800 1,800 478,187 2,146
November 2018 504,000 1,000 476,041 -459
October 2018 503,000 600 476,500 1,123
September 2018 502,400 300 475,377 862
August 2018 502,100 -100 474,515 1,317
July 2018 502,200 -800 473,198 528
June 2018 503,000 -600 472,670 2,513
May 2018 503,600 1,900 470,157 1,586
April 2018 501,700 400 468,571 -104
March 2018 501,300 400 468,675 1,118