Department of Numbers

New York Job Growth

There were 8,959,600 jobs in New York in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 8,648,037 employed persons for the month. New York added 23,500 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 875 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New York job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 8,959,600 +23,500 +411,100
CPS 8,648,037 +875 +347,526

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 875,500 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 1,107,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New York reached a maximum of 9,175,122 in November 2019. 527,085 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 1,213,360 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 8,959,600 23,500 8,648,037 875
July 2021 8,936,100 44,300 8,647,162 -45,349
June 2021 8,891,800 13,400 8,692,511 32
May 2021 8,878,400 -1,500 8,692,479 -35,081
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