Department of Numbers

Rochester, New York Job Growth

There were 539,000 jobs in Rochester, New York in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 494,962 employed persons for the month. Rochester added 1,700 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 20 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rochester job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 539,000 +1,700 +5,400
CPS 494,962 +20 +3,701

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 February 2018 is at a new high of 539,000.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 525,782 for Rochester in April 2000. 30,820 jobs have been lost in Rochester since then according to the household survey. From a August 2017 low of 489,471, Rochester has added 5,491 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Rochester, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 539,000 1,700 494,962 20
January 2018 537,300 800 494,942 5,033
December 2017 536,500 500 489,909 -2,684
November 2017 536,000 800 492,593 -1,787
October 2017 535,200 300 494,380 381
September 2017 534,900 700 493,999 4,528
August 2017 534,200 100 489,471 -1,600
July 2017 534,100 400 491,071 -1,125
June 2017 533,700 400 492,196 4
May 2017 533,300 -3,600 492,192 -2,161
April 2017 536,900 4,800 494,353 1,206
March 2017 532,100 -1,500 493,147 1,886