Department of Numbers

Rochester, New York Job Growth

There were 528,600 jobs in Rochester, New York in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 492,410 employed persons for the month. Rochester added 700 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,341 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rochester job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 528,600 +700 +4,000
CPS 492,410 -1,341 -5,731

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 538,400. Since then 9,800 jobs have been lost in Rochester according to the employer survey. From a trough of 505,000 in October 2009, Rochester has gained 23,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 525,782 for Rochester in April 2000. 33,372 jobs have been lost in Rochester since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Rochester, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 528,600 700 492,410 -1,341
November 2016 527,900 700 493,751 -1,493
October 2016 527,200 -1,500 495,244 -668
September 2016 528,700 1,400 495,912 1,745
August 2016 527,300 -400 494,167 -1,880
July 2016 527,700 900 496,047 -3,948
June 2016 526,800 2,100 499,995 -674
May 2016 524,700 100 500,669 -95
April 2016 524,600 1,700 500,764 -2,085
March 2016 522,900 900 502,849 1,334
February 2016 522,000 -2,200 501,515 1,303
January 2016 524,200 -399 500,212 2,071