Department of Numbers

Syracuse, New York Job Growth

There were 316,700 jobs in Syracuse, New York in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 291,333 employed persons for the month. Syracuse added 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,075 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Syracuse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 316,700 +100 -1,200
CPS 291,333 -1,075 -6,615

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

Syracuse, New York Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Syracuse peaked in April 2000 at 326,400. Since then 9,700 jobs have been lost in Syracuse according to the employer survey. From a trough of 311,200 in February 2010, Syracuse has gained 5,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 316,357 for Syracuse in August 2005. 25,024 jobs have been lost in Syracuse since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Syracuse, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 316,700 100 291,333 -1,075
November 2016 316,600 -1,000 292,408 -1,151
October 2016 317,600 -500 293,559 -408
September 2016 318,100 1,100 293,967 2,046
August 2016 317,000 700 291,921 -972
July 2016 316,300 100 292,893 -2,589
June 2016 316,200 -100 295,482 -2,400
May 2016 316,300 -1,500 297,882 -1,541
April 2016 317,800 1,200 299,423 -1,336
March 2016 316,600 -300 300,759 244
February 2016 316,900 -100 300,515 1,353
January 2016 317,000 -900 299,162 1,214