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Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, New York Job Growth

There were 572,700 jobs in Buffalo, New York in September 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 531,914 employed persons for the month. Buffalo added 200 jobs in September 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,630 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Buffalo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 572,700 +200 +8,000
CPS 531,914 +5,630 +10,204

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Buffalo, New York Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Buffalo 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 Buffalo, New York

CES employment for Buffalo in September 2018 is at a new high of 572,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 556,874 for Buffalo in October 2005. 24,960 jobs have been lost in Buffalo since then according to the household survey. From a July 2011 low of 514,060, Buffalo has added 17,854 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2018

Buffalo, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2018 572,700 200 531,914 5,630
August 2018 572,500 1,900 526,284 598
July 2018 570,600 800 525,686 465
June 2018 569,800 300 525,221 3,584
May 2018 569,500 0 521,637 4,844
April 2018 569,500 -2,200 516,793 864
March 2018 571,700 1,900 515,929 -361
February 2018 569,800 1,100 516,290 -1,874
January 2018 568,700 1,400 518,164 2,352
December 2017 567,300 -300 515,812 -1,802
November 2017 567,600 1,400 517,614 -2,460
October 2017 566,200 1,500 520,074 -1,636