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Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, New York Job Growth

There were 534,300 jobs in Buffalo, New York in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 505,449 employed persons for the month. Buffalo added 4,900 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 498 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Buffalo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 534,300 +4,900 +18,500
CPS 505,449 -498 +5,244

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 peaked in April 2019 at 568,500. Since then 34,200 jobs have been lost in Buffalo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 443,300 in April 2020, Buffalo has gained 91,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 556,759 for Buffalo in April 2006. 51,310 jobs have been lost in Buffalo since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 416,308, Buffalo has added 89,141 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Buffalo, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 534,300 4,900 505,449 -498
October 2021 529,400 -1,900 505,947 -799
September 2021 531,300 -1,500 506,746 -74
August 2021 532,800 900 506,820 629
July 2021 531,900 800 506,191 1,014
June 2021 531,100 1,500 505,177 287
May 2021 529,600 1,500 504,890 99
April 2021 528,100 3,400 504,791 -14
March 2021 524,700 5,200 504,805 -1,113
February 2021 519,500 1,100 505,918 -1,740
January 2021 518,400 6,600 507,658 4,598
December 2020 511,800 -3,999 503,060 2,855