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Syracuse, New York Job Growth

There were 293,300 jobs in Syracuse, New York in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 281,262 employed persons for the month. Syracuse lost 600 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 373 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Syracuse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 293,300 -600 -27,000
CPS 281,262 -373 -14,400

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 30,400 jobs have been lost in Syracuse according to the employer survey. From a trough of 262,300 in April 2020, Syracuse has gained 31,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 316,006 for Syracuse in September 2005. 34,744 jobs have been lost in Syracuse since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 253,287, Syracuse has added 27,975 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Syracuse, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 293,300 -600 281,262 -373
January 2021 293,900 900 281,635 7,489
December 2020 293,000 -1,800 274,146 -187
November 2020 294,800 900 274,333 4,175
October 2020 293,900 -1,300 270,158 -5,311
September 2020 295,200 3,500 275,469 -297
August 2020 291,700 6,200 275,766 2,453
July 2020 285,500 3,800 273,313 7,678
June 2020 281,700 11,300 265,635 -3,275
May 2020 270,400 8,100 268,910 15,623
April 2020 262,300 -56,900 253,287 -42,402
March 2020 319,200 -1,100 295,689 27