Department of Numbers

Rochester, New York Job Growth

There were 539,800 jobs in Rochester, New York in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 509,464 employed persons for the month. Rochester lost 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,640 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rochester job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 539,800 -200 +4,600
CPS 509,464 +2,640 +12,231

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 2018 at 541,000. Since then 1,200 jobs have been lost in Rochester according to the employer survey. From a trough of 539,100 in June 2018, Rochester has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 525,782 for Rochester in April 2000. 16,318 jobs have been lost in Rochester since then according to the household survey. From a March 2018 low of 494,357, Rochester has added 15,107 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Rochester, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 539,800 -200 509,464 2,640
September 2018 540,000 200 506,824 6,576
August 2018 539,800 300 500,248 -1,255
July 2018 539,500 400 501,503 -269
June 2018 539,100 -1,400 501,772 3,260
May 2018 540,500 -500 498,512 2,910
April 2018 541,000 1,000 495,602 1,245
March 2018 540,000 -200 494,357 -1,633
February 2018 540,200 2,900 495,990 -666
January 2018 537,300 800 496,656 1,154
December 2017 536,500 500 495,502 -542
November 2017 536,000 800 496,044 -1,189