Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, New York Job Growth
There were 564,300 jobs in Buffalo, New York in January 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 524,476 employed persons for the month. Buffalo lost 600 jobs in January 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 9,932 (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 August 2018 at 565,400. Since then 1,100 jobs have been lost in Buffalo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 563,700 in November 2018, Buffalo has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 556,874 for Buffalo in October 2005. 32,398 jobs have been lost in Buffalo since then according to the household survey. From a July 2011 low of 514,060, Buffalo has added 10,416 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Buffalo, New York Employment History