Department of Numbers

Rochester, New York Job Growth

There were 518,400 jobs in Rochester, New York in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 492,790 employed persons for the month. Rochester added 2,600 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 762 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rochester job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 518,400 +2,600 +27,100
CPS 492,790 +762 +10,316

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 541,800. Since then 23,400 jobs have been lost in Rochester according to the employer survey. From a trough of 441,700 in April 2020, Rochester has gained 76,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 527,532 for Rochester in April 2000. 34,742 jobs have been lost in Rochester since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 416,526, Rochester has added 76,264 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Rochester, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 518,400 2,600 492,790 762
October 2021 515,799 2,399 492,028 785
September 2021 513,400 900 491,243 703
August 2021 512,500 -400 490,540 971
July 2021 512,900 6,600 489,569 1,319
June 2021 506,300 300 488,250 168
May 2021 506,000 100 488,082 626
April 2021 505,900 2,100 487,456 899
March 2021 503,800 4,400 486,557 366
February 2021 499,400 -400 486,191 872
January 2021 499,800 10,700 485,319 1,098
December 2020 489,100 -2,200 484,221 1,747