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Syracuse, New York Job Growth

There were 322,400 jobs in Syracuse, New York in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 297,027 employed persons for the month. Syracuse added 600 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 784 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Syracuse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 322,400 +600 +1,500
CPS 297,027 +784 -127

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 1,300 jobs have been lost in Syracuse according to the employer survey. From a trough of 307,800 in January 2010, Syracuse has gained 14,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 316,006 for Syracuse in September 2005. 18,979 jobs have been lost in Syracuse since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 287,844, Syracuse has added 9,183 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Syracuse, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 322,400 600 297,027 784
December 2019 321,800 -300 296,243 304
November 2019 322,100 100 295,939 385
October 2019 322,000 700 295,554 284
September 2019 321,300 -1,000 295,270 187
August 2019 322,300 -500 295,083 -1,030
July 2019 322,800 -300 296,113 -1,197
June 2019 323,100 900 297,310 -751
May 2019 322,200 600 298,061 -121
April 2019 321,600 100 298,182 274
March 2019 321,500 600 297,908 354
February 2019 320,900 0 297,554 400