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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Omaha, Nebraska Metro Area

MSA: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
counties: Cass (NE), Douglas (NE), Sarpy (NE), Saunders (NE), Washington (NE), Harrison (IA), Mills (IA), Pottawattamie (IA)
Population (2016 estimate): 924,000
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 3.2%
NFP Employment (2016): 498,000
Average Earnings (2016): $43,840

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 23,460 48.5 1.0 $90,970
Business and Financial Operations 28,190 58.3 1.1 $61,330
IT and Mathematical 19,270 39.9 1.3 $75,680
Architecture and Engineering 6,190 12.8 0.7 $69,250
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 3,160 6.5 0.8 $61,180
Community and Social Services 6,660 13.8 1.0 $38,260
Legal and Judicial 2,810 5.8 0.8 $63,970
Education, Training, and Library 27,050 56.0 0.9 $47,070
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 6,170 12.8 0.9 $40,790
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 30,220 62.5 1.1 $59,370
Healthcare Support 11,940 24.7 0.9 $28,140
Protective Services 8,940 18.5 0.8 $39,750
Food Preparation and Serving Related 41,330 85.5 0.9 $20,080
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 13,310 27.5 0.9 $24,320
Personal Care and Services 16,210 33.5 1.0 $23,440
Sales and Related 53,780 111.3 1.1 $27,610
Office and Administrative Support 80,550 166.7 1.1 $32,810
Construction and Extraction 21,530 44.5 1.1 $41,580
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 16,730 34.6 0.9 $43,260
Production 27,260 56.4 0.9 $31,550
Transportation and Material Moving 38,020 78.7 1.1 $33,610

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