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

There were 9,836,200 jobs in New York, New York in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 9,591,155 employed persons for the month. New York added 34,500 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 35,935 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare New York job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 9,836,200 +34,500 +474,500
CPS 9,591,155 +35,935 +214,811

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 252,300 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 1,792,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 10,133,307 for New York in February 2020. 542,152 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 1,476,985 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

New York, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 9,836,200 34,500 9,591,155 35,935
August 2022 9,801,700 22,000 9,555,220 17,317
July 2022 9,779,700 34,100 9,537,903 11,220
June 2022 9,745,600 51,500 9,526,683 17,218
May 2022 9,694,100 31,100 9,509,465 30,350
April 2022 9,663,000 44,700 9,479,115 17,206
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