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

There were 9,036,800 jobs in New York, New York in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 9,004,863 employed persons for the month. New York added 21,800 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 18,936 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare New York job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 9,036,800 +21,800 +861,900
CPS 9,004,863 -18,936 +1,190,891

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 1,026,900 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 1,001,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 9,713,320 for New York in February 2020. 708,457 jobs have been lost in New York since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 7,813,214, New York has added 1,191,649 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

New York, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 9,036,800 21,800 9,004,863 -18,936
April 2021 9,015,000 13,100 9,023,799 -10,980
March 2021 9,001,900 27,900 9,034,779 286,898
February 2021 8,974,000 21,600 8,747,881 -12,320
January 2021 8,952,400 47,000 8,760,201 -8,687
December 2020 8,905,400 -41,900 8,768,888 13,843
November 2020 8,947,300 18,600 8,755,045 18,638
October 2020 8,928,700 9,100 8,736,407 25,942
September 2020 8,919,600 163,500 8,710,465 38,718
August 2020 8,756,100 185,700 8,671,747 340,613
July 2020 8,570,400 229,500 8,331,134 196,435
June 2020 8,340,900 166,000 8,134,699 320,727