Department of Numbers

Rochester, New York Job Growth

There were 438,600 jobs in Rochester, New York in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 428,658 employed persons for the month. Rochester lost 98,400 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 70,382 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rochester job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 438,600 -98,400 -103,600
CPS 428,658 -70,382 -69,078

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 542,200. Since then 103,600 jobs have been lost in Rochester according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 525,992 for Rochester in April 2000. 97,334 jobs have been lost in Rochester since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Rochester, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 438,600 -98,400 428,658 -70,382
March 2020 537,000 -4,000 499,040 -4,180
February 2020 541,000 500 503,220 1,624
January 2020 540,500 2,100 501,596 721
December 2019 538,400 -700 500,875 262
November 2019 539,100 -500 500,613 536
October 2019 539,600 0 500,077 781
September 2019 539,600 -800 499,296 1,068
August 2019 540,400 -100 498,228 1,096
July 2019 540,500 -100 497,132 592
June 2019 540,600 400 496,540 -199
May 2019 540,200 -2,000 496,739 -997