Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, New York Job Growth
There were 524,400 jobs in Buffalo, New York in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 499,748 employed persons for the month. Buffalo lost 300 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,929 (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 45,000 jobs have been lost in Buffalo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 453,800 in April 2020, Buffalo has gained 70,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 555,907 for Buffalo in November 2005. 56,159 jobs have been lost in Buffalo since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 438,262, Buffalo has added 61,486 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Buffalo, New York Employment History