Department of Numbers

New York Job Growth

There were 8,893,800 jobs in New York in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 8,694,129 employed persons for the month. New York added 13,900 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 33,431 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New York job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 8,893,800 +13,900 +882,500
CPS 8,694,129 -33,431 +1,151,257

New York Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for New York 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 in New York

CES employment peaked in February 2020 for New York at 9,835,100. Since then 941,300 jobs have been lost in New York according to the employer survey. From a trough of 7,852,400 in April 2020, New York has gained 1,041,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New York reached a maximum of 9,175,122 in November 2019. 480,993 jobs have been lost in New York since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 7,434,677, New York has added 1,259,452 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 8,893,800 13,900 8,694,129 -33,431
April 2021 8,879,900 26,900 8,727,560 8,185
March 2021 8,853,000 68,900 8,719,375 256,121
February 2021 8,784,100 15,500 8,463,254 -4,300
January 2021 8,768,600 45,300 8,467,554 -16,931
December 2020 8,723,300 -30,300 8,484,485 26,958
November 2020 8,753,600 3,900 8,457,527 33,481
October 2020 8,749,700 2,500 8,424,046 51,088
September 2020 8,747,200 198,700 8,372,958 72,447
August 2020 8,548,500 186,700 8,300,511 301,949
July 2020 8,361,799 138,000 7,998,562 115,454
June 2020 8,223,799 212,499 7,883,108 340,236