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.
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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
Omaha, Nebraska Employment History