Department of Numbers

New York Job Growth

There were 8,834,600 jobs in New York in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 8,369,521 employed persons for the month. New York added 29,500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 146,198 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New York job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 8,834,600 +29,500 -985,400
CPS 8,369,521 +146,198 -788,336

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 9,847,300. Since then 1,012,700 jobs have been lost in New York according to the employer survey. From a trough of 7,902,400 in April 2020, New York has gained 932,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New York reached a maximum of 9,197,589 in February 2020. 828,068 jobs have been lost in New York since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 7,691,738, New York has added 677,783 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 8,834,600 29,500 8,369,521 146,198
October 2020 8,805,100 32,300 8,223,323 -48,777
September 2020 8,772,800 171,800 8,272,100 -38,158
August 2020 8,601,000 165,400 8,310,258 255,885
July 2020 8,435,600 161,500 8,054,373 142,624
June 2020 8,274,100 274,000 7,911,749 141,220
May 2020 8,000,100 97,700 7,770,529 78,791
April 2020 7,902,400 -1,820,700 7,691,738 -1,330,957
March 2020 9,723,100 -124,200 9,022,695 -174,894
February 2020 9,847,300 6,900 9,197,589 19,179
January 2020 9,840,400 30,700 9,178,410 22,152
December 2019 9,809,700 -10,300 9,156,258 -1,599