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Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, New York Job Growth

There were 535,600 jobs in Buffalo, New York in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 513,771 employed persons for the month. Buffalo lost 2,100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,203 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Buffalo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 535,600 -2,100 +15,500
CPS 513,771 +2,203 +12,242

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 568,500. Since then 32,900 jobs have been lost in Buffalo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 443,300 in April 2020, Buffalo has gained 92,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 556,759 for Buffalo in April 2006. 42,988 jobs have been lost in Buffalo since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 427,910, Buffalo has added 85,861 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Buffalo, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 535,600 -2,100 513,771 2,203
March 2022 537,700 3,000 511,568 2,439
February 2022 534,700 2,500 509,129 2,234
January 2022 532,200 4,600 506,895 1,693
December 2021 527,600 -500 505,202 78
November 2021 528,100 5,600 505,124 401
October 2021 522,500 2,100 504,723 828
September 2021 520,400 -600 503,895 765
August 2021 521,000 -700 503,130 471
July 2021 521,700 100 502,659 282
June 2021 521,600 300 502,377 220
May 2021 521,299 1,199 502,157 628