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Employment & Job Trends

Aureus Group® is on the pulse of the job and employment market. We’re your resource for the latest trends and statistics relating to staffing and recruiting within our areas of specialty - Finance & Accounting, IT/IS, Healthcare Leadership, and Executive search. Look for updated statistics on a monthly basis and be sure to check back regularly for current information.

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Current Unemployment Rates (YTD):

Unemployment Rates - Metropolitan Areas

  2017 2018
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 2.8% 2.7%
Lincoln, NE 2.5% 2.3%
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 2.6% 2.4%
Kansas City, MO-KS 3.3% 3.1%
NE 2.9% 2.8%
IA 2.8% 2.4%
KS 3.5% 3.3%
MO 3.6% 3.1%

Unemployment Rates

  2018 2019
National 4.1% 4.0%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
National unemployment as of Jan. 2019. State and metropolitan area unemployment as of Dec. 2018.


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