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

There were 9,951,000 jobs in New York, New York in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 9,584,429 employed persons for the month. New York added 4,800 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 18,906 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare New York job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 9,951,000 +4,800 +89,000
CPS 9,584,429 +18,906 +22,017

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 April 2019 at 9,951,600. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in New York according to the employer survey. From a trough of 9,933,600 in July 2019, New York has gained 17,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2019 for New York is at a new high of 9,584,429.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

New York, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 9,951,000 4,800 9,584,429 18,906
September 2019 9,946,200 7,900 9,565,523 14,388
August 2019 9,938,300 4,700 9,551,135 -6,089
July 2019 9,933,600 -4,900 9,557,224 -10,086
June 2019 9,938,500 -6,000 9,567,310 -8,741
May 2019 9,944,500 -7,100 9,576,051 -4,522
April 2019 9,951,600 7,500 9,580,573 39
March 2019 9,944,100 15,000 9,580,534 9,209
February 2019 9,929,100 20,100 9,571,325 4,422
January 2019 9,909,000 28,000 9,566,903 3,164
December 2018 9,881,000 8,900 9,563,739 -44
November 2018 9,872,100 10,100 9,563,783 1,371