Nebraska Employment Statistics

  • 71,654 employers
  • 977,850 employees
  • $890 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 19.2% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 6.7% below the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Nebraska Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 11,969 more businesses
  • 76,380 more employees
  • 8.5% increase in total wages
  • $9,619 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 26.2% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Nebraska Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Douglas County Nebraska, 18,757
County with the Most Employees: Douglas County Nebraska, 298,365
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Stanton County Nebraska, $1,290
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Arthur County Nebraska, 5.3%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Nebraska, see: Nebraska Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Nebraska see:Nebraska Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 1,005,976 employed workers
  • 31,814 unemployed workers
  • 3.1% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Nebraska, see: Nebraska Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 72,222 employers, up 0.6% from 71,811
  • 964,412 employees, up 0.5% from 960,102
  • $917 average weekly wage, up 2.2% from $897
  • The average weekly wage is 22.6% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 6.7% below the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Nebraska, see: Nebraska Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.