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Syracuse, New York Job Growth

There were 297,200 jobs in Syracuse, New York in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 283,731 employed persons for the month. Syracuse added 1,300 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 468 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Syracuse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 297,200 +1,300 +26,800
CPS 283,731 -468 +19,817

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Syracuse, New York Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Syracuse 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 Syracuse, New York

CES employment for Syracuse peaked in April 2000 at 323,700. Since then 26,500 jobs have been lost in Syracuse according to the employer survey. From a trough of 262,300 in April 2020, Syracuse has gained 34,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 316,136 for Syracuse in April 2006. 32,405 jobs have been lost in Syracuse since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 245,637, Syracuse has added 38,094 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Syracuse, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 297,200 1,300 283,731 -468
April 2021 295,900 -600 284,199 -426
March 2021 296,500 2,800 284,625 -683
February 2021 293,700 -200 285,308 -765
January 2021 293,900 900 286,073 -246
December 2020 293,000 -1,800 286,319 939
November 2020 294,800 900 285,380 3,759
October 2020 293,900 -1,300 281,621 -462
September 2020 295,200 3,500 282,083 -831
August 2020 291,700 6,200 282,914 4,484
July 2020 285,500 3,800 278,430 6,224
June 2020 281,700 11,300 272,206 8,292