Bureau of Business Research


Date of this Version



Business in Nebraska vol. 51 no. 606


Copyright 1996 by Bureau of Business Research, University of Nebraska.


The overall outlook for Nebraska over the next two years calls for continued moderate growth in employment, income, and reta il sales. Tables 1 and 2 present an overview of the forecasts.

-The gain in total employment in 1995 was 2.3 percent. Employment will increase 1.7 percent and 1.5 respectively in 1996 and 1997.

-The gains in total employment will add 14,000 jobs in 1996 and 12,600 jobs in 1997.

-Net taxable retail sales grew at about five percent in 1995. In 1996 and 1997, net taxable retail sales increases will closely match gains in lotal personal income.

-Inflation adjusted gains in personal income and re tail sales will be slightly more than two percent in 1996 and 1997.


Personal Income

Net Taxable Retail Sales