Department of Numbers

New York Job Growth

There were 8,301,700 jobs in New York in June 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 7,915,715 employed persons for the month. New York added 301,600 jobs in June 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 145,186 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New York job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey June 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 8,301,700 +301,600 -1,496,899
CPS 7,915,715 +145,186 -1,190,026

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 1,545,599 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 399,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New York reached a maximum of 9,197,589 in February 2020. 1,281,874 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 223,977 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2020

New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2020 8,301,700 301,600 7,915,715 145,186
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
November 2019 9,820,000 21,200 9,157,857 1,205
October 2019 9,798,800 -14,300 9,156,652 11,238
September 2019 9,813,100 9,700 9,145,414 15,829
August 2019 9,803,400 6,900 9,129,585 14,391
July 2019 9,796,500 -2,100 9,115,194 9,453