Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, New York Job Growth
There were 553,200 jobs in Buffalo, New York in January 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 524,688 employed persons for the month. Buffalo added 6,500 jobs in January 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 462 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Buffalo job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 567,900. Since then 14,700 jobs have been lost in Buffalo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 445,100 in April 2020, Buffalo has gained 108,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 556,759 for Buffalo in April 2006. 32,071 jobs have been lost in Buffalo since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 427,910, Buffalo has added 96,778 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Buffalo, New York Employment History