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

There were 8,960,100 jobs in New York, New York in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 8,706,445 employed persons for the month. New York added 7,700 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,750 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare New York job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 8,960,100 +7,700 -1,103,600
CPS 8,706,445 -1,750 -943,134

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 10,063,700. Since then 1,103,600 jobs have been lost in New York according to the employer survey. From a trough of 8,035,700 in April 2020, New York has gained 924,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 9,649,579 for New York in February 2020. 943,134 jobs have been lost in New York since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 7,982,436, New York has added 724,009 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

New York, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 8,960,100 7,700 8,706,445 -1,750
January 2021 8,952,400 47,000 8,708,195 -3,234
December 2020 8,905,400 -41,900 8,711,429 284
November 2020 8,947,300 18,600 8,711,145 89,519
October 2020 8,928,700 9,100 8,621,626 -4,818
September 2020 8,919,600 163,500 8,626,444 -415
August 2020 8,756,100 185,700 8,626,859 278,948
July 2020 8,570,400 229,500 8,347,911 209,252
June 2020 8,340,900 166,000 8,138,659 137,924
May 2020 8,174,900 139,200 8,000,735 18,299
April 2020 8,035,700 -1,893,100 7,982,436 -1,506,504
March 2020 9,928,800 -134,900 9,488,940 -160,639