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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.

Employment Survey January 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 564,300 -600 +1,400
CPS 524,476 -9,932 +6,312

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

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2019

Buffalo, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2019 564,300 -600 524,476 -9,932
December 2018 564,900 1,200 534,408 1,623
November 2018 563,700 -1,100 532,785 -1,133
October 2018 564,800 -400 533,918 2,283
September 2018 565,200 -200 531,635 5,351
August 2018 565,400 400 526,284 598
July 2018 565,000 1,100 525,686 465
June 2018 563,900 -400 525,221 3,584
May 2018 564,300 500 521,637 4,844
April 2018 563,800 -100 516,793 864
March 2018 563,900 -400 515,929 -361
February 2018 564,300 1,400 516,290 -1,874