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  ECONOMY OVERVIEW
  

The unemployment rate in Omaha, Nebraska, is 3.80%, with job growth of 0.89%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 38.00%.

Omaha, Nebraska Taxes
Omaha, Nebraska,sales tax rate is 7.00%. Income tax is 5.01%.

Omaha, Nebraska Income and Salaries

The income per capita is $26,880, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $46,978.

  ECONOMYOmaha, NebraskaUnited States
  Unemployment Rate  3.80%6.30%
  Recent Job Growth  0.89%1.18%
  Future Job Growth  38.00%36.10%
  Sales Taxes  7.00%6.00%
  Income Taxes  5.01%4.72%
  Income per Cap.  $26,880$28,051
  Household Income  $46,978$53,046
  Family Median Income  $62,000$64,585
  ESTIMATED HOUSEHOLDS BY HOUSEHOLD INCOME
  Income Less Than 15K  13.83%12.61%
  Income between 15K and 20K  5.82%5.33%
  Income between 20K and 30K  12.03%10.57%
  Income between 30K and 40K  11.14%9.90%
  Income between 40K and 50K  9.75%8.95%
  Income between 50K and 60K  8.34%8.08%
  Income between 60K and 75K  10.19%10.09%
  Income between 75K and 100K  11.79%12.25%
  Income between 100K and 150K  10.31%12.82%
  Income between 150K and 200K  3.21%4.78%
  Income greater than 200K  3.59%4.64%
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Management, business, finance  13.74%14.36%
  Engineering, computers, science  5.21%5.24%
  Community, social services  1.85%1.66%
  Legal  1.21%1.17%
  Education, library  5.92%6.10%
  Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment  1.68%1.88%
  Healthcare practitioners and technology  6.18%5.49%
  Healthcare support  2.60%2.47%
  Firefighters, law enforcement  1.42%2.24%
  Food preparation, serving  6.67%5.61%
  Building maintenance  3.81%3.97%
  Personal care  3.68%3.54%
  Sales, office, administrative support  26.76%24.89%
  Farming, fishing, forestry  0.35%0.73%
  Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair  7.60%8.56%
  Production, transportation, material moving  11.34%12.10%
  ECONOMY COMMENTS
  
Abandon All Hope Who Live Here
Omaha is supposedly known for “the Good Life,” however someone should change it to “abandon all hope who live here.” After 37 years, I've given up, never to return to... (read more)
Tax
I hear you on the taxes but don't you pay for what you get? I've visited Omaha several times and I like it. I currently live in the Gulf Coast. The region is unkempt,... (read more)
Stable economy, unstable weather
I guess you can't have it both ways! Omaha seems to be more recession-proof than other areas of the country. Career opportunities in Computers, communications and... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
Not worth it
I only live in Omaha because my family moved here years ago and I want to be close to them. Otherwise, I would definitely not be here. Omaha is too big to have the... (read more)
Typical bleak Midwestern town but it has it's char
Pros: COL is cheaper than a lot of cities. It's safer than many US cities of similar size. Unemployment rate is low. There doesn't seem to be as tense of a rat race... (read more)
re: There are better places to live - 1/3/2015
Ever heard of a... (read more)
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