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New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York Job Growth

There were 9,655,000 jobs in New York, New York in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 9,478,967 employed persons for the month. New York added 36,700 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 17,058 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare New York job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 9,655,000 +36,700 +490,800
CPS 9,478,967 +17,058 +220,202

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

New York, New York Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for New York 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 New York, New York

CES employment for New York peaked in February 2020 at 10,088,500. Since then 433,500 jobs have been lost in New York according to the employer survey. From a trough of 8,044,200 in April 2020, New York has gained 1,610,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 10,133,307 for New York in February 2020. 654,340 jobs have been lost in New York since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 8,114,170, New York has added 1,364,797 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

New York, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 9,655,000 36,700 9,478,967 17,058
March 2022 9,618,300 27,100 9,461,909 22,703
February 2022 9,591,200 53,900 9,439,206 18,736
January 2022 9,537,300 11,500 9,420,470 20,202
December 2021 9,525,800 45,500 9,400,268 -3,022
November 2021 9,480,300 43,400 9,403,290 3,606
October 2021 9,436,900 75,200 9,399,684 23,340
September 2021 9,361,700 14,300 9,376,344 31,213
August 2021 9,347,400 25,900 9,345,131 30,841
July 2021 9,321,500 100,300 9,314,290 26,674
June 2021 9,221,200 32,400 9,287,616 17,675
May 2021 9,188,800 24,600 9,269,941 11,176