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Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska Job Growth

There were 462,100 jobs in Omaha, Nebraska in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 448,713 employed persons for the month. Omaha lost 50,300 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 37,541 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Omaha job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 462,100 -50,300 -42,900
CPS 448,713 -37,541 -30,512

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 52,500 jobs have been lost in Omaha according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 486,254 for Omaha in March 2020. 37,541 jobs have been lost in Omaha since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Omaha, Nebraska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 462,100 -50,300 448,713 -37,541
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
November 2019 510,000 -500 483,930 -71
October 2019 510,500 3,500 484,001 59
September 2019 507,000 -800 483,942 324
August 2019 507,800 500 483,618 712
July 2019 507,300 700 482,906 1,072
June 2019 506,600 500 481,834 1,310
May 2019 506,100 1,100 480,524 1,299