These Are The 10 Best Places Places In Nebraska To Get A Job

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by Chris Kolmar
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If you’re starting to look for a job in Nebraska, you’ve come to the right place.

You might think off the top of your head that Lincoln would be an excellent place to find a job. And while the capital does offer many opportunities, it isn’t the best in the state according to the data.

Here at Zippia, we aim to answer questions like this using cold hard facts and analysis. So we set our sights on determining the best place in Nebraska to find a job.

After analyzing all 26 plus places in Nebraska, we came up with this list as the best places for jobs in the Cornhusker State:

  1. Seward
  2. York
  3. Lincoln
  4. Chadron
  5. Blair
  6. Papillion
  7. Norfolk
  8. Bellevue
  9. Ralston
  10. Schuyler

So listen up Alliance as we explain how we created this ranking, you could learn some things from the rest of the state.

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How We Determined The Best Places For Jobs In Cornhusker State

We first researched detailed data on all places in Nebraska. However, in order to properly compare places in an apples-to-apples manner, we set a minimum population threshold of 5,000 people.

This left us with 26 places in Nebraska to analyze.

We then ranked each place across a number of criteria from one to 26, with one being the best.

We took the average rank across all criteria, with the place posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title “Best Place For Jobs In Nebraska”.

The criteria we looked at were:

  • Unemployment rate
  • Recent job growth
  • Future job growth
  • Median household income

Sources of criteria include the the BLS and Sperling’s Best Places.

If your city or town isn’t among the top 10, jump down to the bottom of the post to see a detailed chart and a downloadable file of all the data.

Otherwise, learn how these cities moved up the career ladder.

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1. Seward

Seward, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,937Unemployment Rate: 2.70%
Recent Job Growth: 1.01%
Future Job Growth: 39.30%

2. York

York, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,807Unemployment Rate: 3.10%
Recent Job Growth: 2.95%
Future Job Growth: 42.80%

3. Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 259,218Unemployment Rate: 2.90%
Recent Job Growth: 1.02%
Future Job Growth: 39.10%

4. Chadron

Chadron, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,846Unemployment Rate: 3.30%
Recent Job Growth: 0.98%
Future Job Growth: 38.70%

5. Blair

Blair, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,979Unemployment Rate: 3.10%
Recent Job Growth: 0.88%
Future Job Growth: 38.70%

6. Papillion

Papillion, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,618Unemployment Rate: 3.50%
Recent Job Growth: 0.89%
Future Job Growth: 38.30%

7. Norfolk

Norfolk, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,079Unemployment Rate: 3.00%
Recent Job Growth: -0.05%
Future Job Growth: 36.90%

8. Bellevue

Bellevue, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 51,293Unemployment Rate: 3.70%
Recent Job Growth: 0.89%
Future Job Growth: 38.10%

9. Ralston

Ralston, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,330Unemployment Rate: 3.70%
Recent Job Growth: 0.89%
Future Job Growth: 38.10%

10. Schuyler

Schuyler, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,141Unemployment Rate: 2.90%
Recent Job Growth: -0.24%
Future Job Growth: 36.60%

Detailed List Of The Best Places In Nebraska For Jobs

City Rank Population Unemployment Rate Recent Job Growth Future Job Growth
Seward 1 6,937 2.70% 1.01% 39.30%
York 2 7,807 3.10% 2.95% 42.80%
Lincoln 3 259,218 2.90% 1.02% 39.10%
Chadron 4 5,846 3.30% 0.98% 38.70%
Blair 5 7,979 3.10% 0.88% 38.70%
Papillion 6 19,618 3.50% 0.89% 38.30%
Norfolk 7 24,079 3.00% -0.05% 36.90%
Bellevue 8 51,293 3.70% 0.89% 38.10%
Ralston 9 6,330 3.70% 0.89% 38.10%
Schuyler 10 6,141 2.90% -0.24% 36.60%
Omaha 11 412,689 3.80% 0.89% 38.00%
Plattsmouth 12 6,518 3.90% 0.89% 37.90%
Kearney 13 30,932 2.30% -1.91% 33.90%
Crete 14 6,989 3.00% -0.86% 35.30%
Hastings 15 24,960 3.00% -1.34% 34.30%
Wayne 16 5,630 2.80% -1.50% 34.20%
Lexington 17 10,191 3.70% -0.24% 35.80%
Beatrice 18 12,386 3.40% -1.42% 33.80%
Holdrege 19 5,492 2.50% -2.31% 32.90%
Sidney 20 6,768 2.30% -4.02% 29.70%
Columbus 21 22,110 2.80% -2.22% 32.80%
McCook 22 7,681 2.80% -2.32% 32.60%
Gering 23 8,431 3.80% -1.40% 33.40%
Scottsbluff 24 14,971 3.80% -1.40% 33.40%
Fremont 25 26,282 3.40% -2.33% 31.90%
Alliance 26 8,516 3.30% -4.11% 28.50%

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