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Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, New York Job Growth

There were 570,100 jobs in Buffalo, New York in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 518,875 employed persons for the month. Buffalo added 1,000 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,461 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Buffalo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 570,100 +1,000 +5,100
CPS 518,875 -1,461 -661

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 July 2019 is at a new high of 570,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 555,907 for Buffalo in November 2005. 37,032 jobs have been lost in Buffalo since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 510,529, Buffalo has added 8,346 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Buffalo, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 570,100 1,000 518,875 -1,461
June 2019 569,100 1,400 520,336 -1,015
May 2019 567,700 800 521,351 -95
April 2019 566,900 -200 521,446 20
March 2019 567,100 2,400 521,426 193
February 2019 564,700 0 521,233 -586
January 2019 564,700 -200 521,819 229
December 2018 564,900 1,200 521,590 -101
November 2018 563,700 -1,100 521,691 -121
October 2018 564,800 -400 521,812 436
September 2018 565,200 -200 521,376 783
August 2018 565,400 400 520,593 1,057