AVERAGE ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT & JOBS
Nebraska - Selected Years      
  Total       Non-Farm
  Labor Total Unemployment Wage & Salary
Year Force Employment  Number Rate (%) Jobs
1950 608,350 590,600 17,750 2.9 322,300
1955 618,550 600,800 17,750 2.9 358,200
1960 630,200 613,000 17,200 2.7 384,400
1965 630,800 611,300 19,500 3.1 418,700
1970 1 631,700 612,300 19,400 3.1 484,300
1975 706,000 663,200 42,800 6.1 557,800
1976 717,100 680,900 36,200 5.0 572,100
1977 2 750,000 722,000 28,000 3.7 593,700
1978 765,000 742,000 23,000 3.0 609,900
1979 763,000 739,000 24,000 3.2 631,200
1980 763,000 732,000 31,000 4.1 627,600
1981 776,000 745,000 32,000 4.1 623,200
1982 789,000 741,000 48,000 6.1 609,800
1983 791,000 746,000 45,000 5.7 610,800
1984 795,000 761,000 35,000 4.4 635,400
1985 806,000 762,000 44,000 5.5 650,500
1986 813,000 772,000 41,000 5.0 652,500
1987 812,000 772,000 40,000 4.9 667,200
1988 819,000 789,000 29,000 3.6 688,100
1989 812,000 787,000 25,000 3.1 708,000
1990 814,489 796,352 18,137 2.2 730,026
1991 835,207 812,074 23,133 2.8 739,212
1992 838,476 813,076 25,400 3.0 750,153
1993 858,400 835,581 22,819 2.7 767,212
1994 880,246 854,975 25,271 2.9 796,194
1995 898,113 874,357 23,756 2.6 816,367
1996 909,932 883,284 26,648 2.9 834,768
1997 905,523 881,901 23,622 2.6 854,217
1998 3 935,136 909,901 25,235 2.7 876,261
1999 931,859 905,213 26,646 2.9 892,699
1994 952,057 925,898 26,159 2.7 908,893
2001 955,820 925,783 30,037 3.1 913,302
2002 956,813 921,201 35,611 3.7 905,629
2003 970,302 931,622 38,681 4.0 914,279
2004 977,010 938,688 38,322 3.9 922,378
2005 976,306 938,459 37,846 3.9 934,952
2006 974,928 945,207 29,721 3.0 946,649
2007 983,438 953,769 26,669 3.0 961,357
2008 989,757 956,759 32,998 3.3 965,000
2009 991,583 945,648 45,935 4.6 944,600
2010 993,398 947,360 46,092 4.6 945,100
2011 1,003,437 959,345 44,092 4.4 952,600
2012 1,016,459 975,974 40,485 4.0 968,800
2013 1,022,061 983,491 38,571 3.8 978,300
2014 1,022,152 988,249 33,903 3.3 993,450
2015 1,008,616 977,465 31,151 3.1 1,006,473
2016 1,011,180 978,261 32,919 3.3 1,015,008
2017 1,008,142 979,153 28,989 2.9 1,024,950
1 Data for 1970 and later are based on a labor force concept rather than the Work
Force used previously, so the data are not strictly comparable.
2 Data for 1977 and later may not be comparable to prior years because of changes in the
method of estimating the labor force.
3 1998-2000 numbers revised to March 2001 benchmark.
Source: Nebraska Department of Labor, Labor Market Information,Web statistics, 2018
Last Updated: 3/22/2018
by Nebraska Databook
email: mike.lundeen@nebraska.gov