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

There were 9,032,100 jobs in New York, New York in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 8,726,440 employed persons for the month. New York added 37,500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 104,814 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare New York job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 9,032,100 +37,500 -978,500
CPS 8,726,440 +104,814 -889,974

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 10,053,800. Since then 1,021,700 jobs have been lost in New York according to the employer survey. From a trough of 8,017,600 in April 2020, New York has gained 1,014,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 9,649,579 for New York in February 2020. 923,139 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 744,004 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

New York, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 9,032,100 37,500 8,726,440 104,814
October 2020 8,994,600 31,700 8,621,626 -4,818
September 2020 8,962,900 199,800 8,626,444 -415
August 2020 8,763,100 173,000 8,626,859 278,948
July 2020 8,590,100 187,000 8,347,911 209,252
June 2020 8,403,100 267,700 8,138,659 137,924
May 2020 8,135,400 117,800 8,000,735 18,299
April 2020 8,017,600 -1,854,400 7,982,436 -1,506,504
March 2020 9,872,000 -181,800 9,488,940 -160,639
February 2020 10,053,800 13,900 9,649,579 26,336
January 2020 10,039,900 31,700 9,623,243 746
December 2019 10,008,200 -2,400 9,622,497 6,083