Department of Numbers

Rochester, New York Job Growth

There were 530,000 jobs in Rochester, New York in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 492,992 employed persons for the month. Rochester lost 3,400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,731 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rochester job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 530,000 -3,400 -3,800
CPS 492,992 +1,731 -12,524

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

Rochester, New York Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Rochester 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 Rochester, New York

CES employment for Rochester peaked in April 2000 at 538,000. Since then 8,000 jobs have been lost in Rochester according to the employer survey. From a trough of 504,200 in October 2009, Rochester has gained 25,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 525,782 for Rochester in April 2000. 32,790 jobs have been lost in Rochester since then according to the household survey. From a February 2017 low of 491,261, Rochester has added 1,731 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Rochester, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 530,000 -3,400 492,992 1,731
February 2017 533,400 2,100 491,261 -118
January 2017 531,300 -1,600 491,379 -463
December 2016 532,900 -100 491,842 -997
November 2016 533,000 700 492,839 -941
October 2016 532,300 300 493,780 -1,016
September 2016 532,000 -200 494,796 -1,348
August 2016 532,200 -1,200 496,144 -1,551
July 2016 533,400 1,400 497,695 -1,546
June 2016 532,000 -1,300 499,241 -1,677
May 2016 533,300 -2,000 500,918 -2,239
April 2016 535,300 1,500 503,157 -2,359