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Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, New York Job Growth

There were 564,700 jobs in Buffalo, New York in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 514,847 employed persons for the month. Buffalo added 2,300 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 3,594 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Buffalo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 564,700 +2,300 +600
CPS 514,847 -3,594 -834

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 3,000 jobs have been lost in Buffalo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 559,900 in July 2017, Buffalo has gained 4,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 556,874 for Buffalo in October 2005. 42,027 jobs have been lost in Buffalo since then according to the household survey. From a July 2011 low of 514,491, Buffalo has added 356 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Buffalo, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 564,700 2,300 514,847 -3,594
October 2017 562,400 800 518,441 -730
September 2017 561,600 1,300 519,171 3,181
August 2017 560,300 400 515,990 -1,039
July 2017 559,900 -1,200 517,029 490
June 2017 561,100 -1,300 516,539 -557
May 2017 562,400 200 517,096 -115
April 2017 562,200 -2,200 517,211 96
March 2017 564,400 -1,900 517,115 1,019
February 2017 566,300 -1,400 516,096 -937
January 2017 567,700 1,500 517,033 1,584
December 2016 566,200 2,100 515,449 -232