Department of Numbers

Rochester, New York Job Growth

There were 518,700 jobs in Rochester, New York in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 503,597 employed persons for the month. Rochester added 800 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,050 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rochester job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 518,700 +800 +18,000
CPS 503,597 +2,050 +16,168

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Rochester, New York Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Rochester 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 Rochester, New York

CES employment for Rochester peaked in April 2019 at 542,100. Since then 23,399 jobs have been lost in Rochester according to the employer survey. From a trough of 443,300 in April 2020, Rochester has gained 75,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 527,532 for Rochester in April 2000. 23,935 jobs have been lost in Rochester since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 432,650, Rochester has added 70,947 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Rochester, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 518,700 800 503,597 2,050
March 2022 517,900 500 501,547 2,066
February 2022 517,400 1,100 499,481 1,916
January 2022 516,299 2,399 497,565 1,990
December 2021 513,900 1,400 495,575 -95
November 2021 512,500 3,200 495,670 373
October 2021 509,300 4,200 495,297 1,517
September 2021 505,100 -500 493,780 1,896
August 2021 505,600 1,600 491,884 1,747
July 2021 504,000 1,400 490,137 1,353
June 2021 502,600 900 488,784 823
May 2021 501,700 1,000 487,961 532