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Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, New York Job Growth

There were 559,500 jobs in Buffalo, New York in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 516,935 employed persons for the month. Buffalo lost 1,100 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,722 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Buffalo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 559,500 -1,100 +3,700
CPS 516,935 -2,722 -3,956

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Buffalo, New York Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Buffalo as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Buffalo, New York

CES employment for Buffalo peaked in August 2016 at 562,900. Since then 3,400 jobs have been lost in Buffalo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 558,300 in September 2016, Buffalo has gained 1,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 556,874 for Buffalo in October 2005. 39,939 jobs have been lost in Buffalo since then according to the household survey. From a July 2011 low of 514,491, Buffalo has added 2,444 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Buffalo, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 559,500 -1,100 516,935 -2,722
October 2016 560,600 2,300 519,657 -1,547
September 2016 558,300 -4,600 521,204 -1,985
August 2016 562,900 3,200 523,189 572
July 2016 559,700 800 522,617 -3,032
June 2016 558,900 -1,000 525,649 -2,067
May 2016 559,900 900 527,716 3,163
April 2016 559,000 2,700 524,553 -1,763
March 2016 556,300 -400 526,316 396
February 2016 556,700 1,600 525,920 2,267
January 2016 555,100 -3,100 523,653 1,336
December 2015 558,200 2,400 522,317 1,426