Department of Numbers

Rochester, New York Job Growth

There were 541,900 jobs in Rochester, New York in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 505,146 employed persons for the month. Rochester added 1,600 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,488 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rochester job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 541,900 +1,600 +4,100
CPS 505,146 -2,488 +9,156

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 2019 is at a new high of 541,900.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 525,782 for Rochester in April 2000. 20,636 jobs have been lost in Rochester since then according to the household survey. From a March 2018 low of 494,357, Rochester has added 10,789 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Rochester, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 541,900 1,600 505,146 -2,488
January 2019 540,300 2,300 507,634 -4,371
December 2018 538,000 -900 512,005 626
November 2018 538,900 -1,100 511,379 1,579
October 2018 540,000 -1,600 509,800 2,976
September 2018 541,600 700 506,824 6,576
August 2018 540,900 1,000 500,248 -1,255
July 2018 539,900 900 501,503 -269
June 2018 539,000 0 501,772 3,260
May 2018 539,000 500 498,512 2,910
April 2018 538,500 300 495,602 1,245
March 2018 538,200 400 494,357 -1,633