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Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, New York Job Growth

There were 569,100 jobs in Buffalo, New York in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 516,164 employed persons for the month. Buffalo added 400 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 976 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Buffalo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 569,100 +400 +6,400
CPS 516,164 -976 +68

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 February 2018 is at a new high of 569,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 556,874 for Buffalo in October 2005. 40,710 jobs have been lost in Buffalo since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 511,214, Buffalo has added 4,950 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Buffalo, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 569,100 400 516,164 -976
January 2018 568,700 1,400 517,140 5,926
December 2017 567,300 -300 511,214 -3,572
November 2017 567,600 1,400 514,786 -3,655
October 2017 566,200 1,500 518,441 -730
September 2017 564,700 500 519,171 3,181
August 2017 564,200 600 515,990 -1,039
July 2017 563,600 1,000 517,029 490
June 2017 562,600 300 516,539 -557
May 2017 562,300 0 517,096 -115
April 2017 562,300 -1,500 517,211 96
March 2017 563,800 1,100 517,115 1,019