Department of Numbers

Rochester, New York Job Growth

There were 530,000 jobs in Rochester, New York in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 492,325 employed persons for the month. Rochester lost 300 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,055 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rochester job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 530,000 -300 -3,000
CPS 492,325 -2,055 -514

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. 33,457 jobs have been lost in Rochester since then according to the household survey. From a August 2017 low of 489,471, Rochester has added 2,854 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Rochester, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 530,000 -300 492,325 -2,055
October 2017 530,300 -300 494,380 381
September 2017 530,600 500 493,999 4,528
August 2017 530,100 1,400 489,471 -1,600
July 2017 528,700 -1,600 491,071 -1,125
June 2017 530,300 400 492,196 4
May 2017 529,900 -3,100 492,192 -2,161
April 2017 533,000 3,000 494,353 1,206
March 2017 530,000 -3,400 493,147 1,886
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