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Syracuse, New York Job Growth

There were 317,900 jobs in Syracuse, New York in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 292,149 employed persons for the month. Syracuse lost 800 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,816 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Syracuse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 317,900 -800 +1,900
CPS 292,149 +1,816 -3,078

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 5,800 jobs have been lost in Syracuse according to the employer survey. From a trough of 307,700 in March 2010, Syracuse has gained 10,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 316,357 for Syracuse in August 2005. 24,208 jobs have been lost in Syracuse since then according to the household survey. From a December 2016 low of 288,057, Syracuse has added 4,092 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Syracuse, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 317,900 -800 292,149 1,816
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
November 2016 316,600 -500 288,864 -803
October 2016 317,100 600 289,667 -743
September 2016 316,500 -400 290,410 -1,038
August 2016 316,900 300 291,448 -948
July 2016 316,600 400 292,396 -568
June 2016 316,200 200 292,964 -664
May 2016 316,000 -1,900 293,628 -932
April 2016 317,900 1,900 294,560 -667