Department of Numbers

Rochester, New York Job Growth

There were 542,200 jobs in Rochester, New York in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 499,796 employed persons for the month. Rochester added 800 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,221 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rochester job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 542,200 +800 +2,300
CPS 499,796 -2,221 -550

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 in July 2019 is at a new high of 542,200.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 525,992 for Rochester in April 2000. 26,196 jobs have been lost in Rochester since then according to the household survey. From a August 2014 low of 492,493, Rochester has added 7,303 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Rochester, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 542,200 800 499,796 -2,221
June 2019 541,400 1,100 502,017 -1,813
May 2019 540,300 -700 503,830 -583
April 2019 541,000 -200 504,413 -330
March 2019 541,200 0 504,743 -70
February 2019 541,200 900 504,813 36
January 2019 540,300 2,300 504,777 740
December 2018 538,000 -900 504,037 -174
November 2018 538,900 -1,100 504,211 -3
October 2018 540,000 -1,600 504,214 934
September 2018 541,600 700 503,280 1,409
August 2018 540,900 1,000 501,871 1,525