Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, New York Job Growth
There were 530,300 jobs in Buffalo, New York in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 504,951 employed persons for the month. Buffalo added 2,200 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 160 (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 568,500. Since then 38,200 jobs have been lost in Buffalo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 443,300 in April 2020, Buffalo has gained 87,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 556,759 for Buffalo in April 2006. 51,808 jobs have been lost in Buffalo since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 416,308, Buffalo has added 88,643 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Buffalo, New York Employment History