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Omaha has the 44th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Omaha area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Omaha has the 52nd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Omaha is below average at $44,920, and the median cost of a home in Omaha is $134,700, which is below the national average. 33% of workers in Omaha hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Omaha. 82% of Omaha workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Omaha spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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Nebraska Department of Labor

5717 F Street
Omaha, NE 68117-2822

Heartland Workforce Solutions

5752 Ames Avenue
Omaha, NE 68104