Department of Numbers

Syracuse, New York Job Growth

There were 320,500 jobs in Syracuse, New York in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 292,916 employed persons for the month. Syracuse added 1,400 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 485 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Syracuse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 320,500 +1,400 +3,900
CPS 292,916 -485 +4,052

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 323,700. Since then 3,200 jobs have been lost in Syracuse according to the employer survey. From a trough of 307,700 in March 2010, Syracuse has gained 12,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 316,357 for Syracuse in August 2005. 23,441 jobs have been lost in Syracuse since then according to the household survey. From a December 2016 low of 288,057, Syracuse has added 4,859 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Syracuse, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 320,500 1,400 292,916 -485
October 2017 319,100 0 293,401 42
September 2017 319,100 -1,100 293,359 2,675
August 2017 320,200 -600 290,684 -979
July 2017 320,800 2,800 291,663 1,129
June 2017 318,000 -1,500 290,534 -1,663
May 2017 319,500 500 292,197 -1,236
April 2017 319,000 1,300 293,433 1,218
March 2017 317,700 -1,000 292,215 1,882
February 2017 318,700 900 290,333 716
January 2017 317,800 1,200 289,617 1,560
December 2016 316,600 0 288,057 -807