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Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, New York Job Growth

There were 566,200 jobs in Buffalo, New York in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 516,137 employed persons for the month. Buffalo lost 1,500 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,758 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Buffalo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 566,200 -1,500 +6,600
CPS 516,137 -1,758 -9,783

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 January 2017 at 567,700. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Buffalo according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 556,874 for Buffalo in October 2005. 40,737 jobs have been lost in Buffalo since then according to the household survey. From a July 2011 low of 514,491, Buffalo has added 1,646 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Buffalo, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 566,200 -1,500 516,137 -1,758
January 2017 567,700 1,500 517,895 830
December 2016 566,200 2,100 517,065 478
November 2016 564,100 -200 516,587 -3,070
October 2016 564,300 2,900 519,657 -1,547
September 2016 561,400 300 521,204 -1,985
August 2016 561,100 -700 523,189 572
July 2016 561,800 2,500 522,617 -3,032
June 2016 559,300 -500 525,649 -2,067
May 2016 559,800 -1,800 527,716 3,163
April 2016 561,600 1,400 524,553 -1,763
March 2016 560,200 600 526,316 396