Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, New York Job Growth
There were 564,300 jobs in Buffalo, New York in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 519,703 employed persons for the month. Buffalo added 300 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,092 (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 569,400. Since then 5,100 jobs have been lost in Buffalo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 562,000 in October 2019, Buffalo has gained 2,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 555,907 for Buffalo in November 2005. 36,204 jobs have been lost in Buffalo since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 510,529, Buffalo has added 9,174 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Buffalo, New York Employment History