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Employment and Occupational Information in Nebraska



Snapshot of Employment in Nebraska in 2010
901,690
Total Employment
4.80 %
Unemployment Rate
$38,300
Average Annual Salary
  • #2 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #2 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate.

  • #2 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #2 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among men.

  • #2 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #3 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among women.

  • #4 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #4 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #9 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment growth from the previous year.

  • #4 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #18 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages growth from the previous year.

  • #36 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment.

  • #40 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages.

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Total Employment for Nebraska in 2010
Figure 1. Total Employment
Total Employment by Gender for Nebraska in 2010
Figure 2. Employment by Gender
Employment Percent Change for Nebraska in 2010 Figure 3. Employment Percent Change
Unemployment Rate for Nebraska in 2010 Figure 4. Unemployment Rate
Percent of Civilian Population (16 and above) in Employment in Nebraska in 2010 Figure 5. Percentage of Civilian Population in Employment


Nebraska
United States
Total Employment
901,690
127,097,160
Total Employment Amount Change from 2009 to 2010
-15,080
-3,550,450
Total Employment Percent Change from 2009 to 2010
-0.02 %
-0.03 %
Percent of Women Employed
64.30 %
53.60 %
Percent of Men Employed
70.90 %
58.50 %
Unemployment Rate
4.80 %
9.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Women
4.40 %
8.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Men
5.20 %
10.50 %
Table 1. Employment Information for Nebraska


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Salary Information for Nebraska
Annual Salary Distribution for Nebraska in 2010 Figure 6. Annual Salary Distribution
Hourly Wage Distribution for Nebraska in 2010 Figure 7. Hourly Wage Distribution
Average Annual Salary for Nebraska in 2010 Figure 8. Average Annual Salary
Average Hourly Wage for Nebraska in 2010 Figure 9. Average Hourly Wage
Wage Increase Percent for Nebraska in 2010 Figure 10. Average Annual Wage Percent Change


Nebraska
United States
Average Annual Salary
$38,300
$44,410
Average Hourly Wage
$18.42
$21.35
Average Annual Salary Change from 2009 to 2010
0.03 %
0.02 %
Table 2. Salary Information for Nebraska


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VIEW ALL NEBRASKA OCCUPATIONS HERE
HIGHEST PAYING OCCUPATIONS
1. Management Occupations: $91,800
2. Legal Occupations: $75,390
3. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: $65,530
4. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: $62,760
5. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: $62,670
Table 3. Highest Paying Nebraska Occupations

FASTEST GROWING SALARIES
1. Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations: 0.07 %
2. Personal Care and Service Occupations: 0.06 %
3. Sales and Related Occupations: 0.05 %
4. Management Occupations: 0.05 %
5. Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 0.05 %
Table 4. Nebraska Occupations with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR OCCUPATIONS
1. Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 17.42 %
2. Sales and Related Occupations: 10.66 %
3. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 8.61 %
4. Production Occupations: 8.41 %
5. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 8.32 %
Table 5. Popular Nebraska Occupations
(Percentage of Total Employment for the State)
FASTEST GROWING EMPLOYMENT
1. Personal Care and Service Occupations: 0.08 %
2. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 0.08 %
3. Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 0.02 %
4. Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations: 0.02 %
5. Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 0.02 %
Table 6. Nebraska Occupations with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Nebraska Industry Business Statistics Information
LARGEST EMPLOYMENT
1. Health care and social assistance: 14.56%
2. Retail trade: 13.59%
3. Manufacturing: 13.03%
4. Accommodation and food services: 8.71%
5. Finance and insurance: 7.54%
Table 7. Local Industries with the Largest Employment (2008)
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Construction: 5,872
2. Other services (except public administration): 5,321
3. Retail trade: 5,257
4. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 3,973
5. Health care and social assistance: 3,964
Table 8. Local Industries with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Manufacturing: 59.15
2. Management of companies and enterprises: 51.6
3. Utilities: 47.83
4. Information: 37.03
5. Educational services: 36.36
Table 9. Local Industries with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Utilities: $4,931,967
2. Management of companies and enterprises: $3,542,014
3. Manufacturing: $2,242,041
4. Information: $1,727,473
5. Finance and insurance: $1,316,453
Table 10. Local Industries with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Further Information on Employment and Occupations in Nebraska


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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce


NEBRASKA METRO AREAS


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