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Syracuse, New York Job Growth

There were 288,700 jobs in Syracuse, New York in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 274,133 employed persons for the month. Syracuse added 500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,975 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Syracuse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 288,700 +500 -33,400
CPS 274,133 +3,975 -20,231

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 35,000 jobs have been lost in Syracuse according to the employer survey. From a trough of 261,600 in April 2020, Syracuse has gained 27,099 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 316,006 for Syracuse in September 2005. 41,873 jobs have been lost in Syracuse since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 253,287, Syracuse has added 20,846 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Syracuse, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 288,700 500 274,133 3,975
October 2020 288,200 100 270,158 -5,311
September 2020 288,100 1,400 275,469 -297
August 2020 286,700 3,100 275,766 2,453
July 2020 283,600 7,000 273,313 7,678
June 2020 276,600 9,500 265,635 -3,275
May 2020 267,100 5,499 268,910 15,623
April 2020 261,600 -59,099 253,287 -42,402
March 2020 320,700 -800 295,689 27
February 2020 321,500 -400 295,662 670
January 2020 321,900 100 294,992 624
December 2019 321,800 -300 294,368 4