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Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 501,600 jobs in Omaha, Nebraska in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 494,318 employed persons for the month. Omaha added 1,500 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,616 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Omaha job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 501,600 +1,500 +10,800
CPS 494,318 +1,616 +13,469

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 8,900 jobs have been lost in Omaha according to the employer survey. From a trough of 456,800 in April 2020, Omaha has gained 44,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Omaha is at a new high of 494,318.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Omaha, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 501,600 1,500 494,318 1,616
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
September 2021 490,900 -1,600 487,817 1,579
August 2021 492,500 -1,300 486,238 1,647
July 2021 493,800 3,100 484,591 1,579
June 2021 490,700 800 483,012 1,178
May 2021 489,900 -900 481,834 985