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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.

Employment Survey January 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 553,200 +6,500 +15,200
CPS 524,688 -462 +17,793

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

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2023

Buffalo, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2023 553,200 6,500 524,688 -462
December 2022 546,700 100 525,150 204
November 2022 546,600 600 524,946 71
October 2022 546,000 2,900 524,875 1,663
September 2022 543,100 1,100 523,212 915
August 2022 542,000 1,000 522,297 1,001
July 2022 541,000 -1,200 521,296 1,081
June 2022 542,200 -200 520,215 2,554
May 2022 542,400 2,000 517,661 3,515
April 2022 540,400 -2,000 514,146 2,578
March 2022 542,400 1,500 511,568 2,439
February 2022 540,900 2,900 509,129 2,234