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Syracuse, New York Job Growth

There were 319,500 jobs in Syracuse, New York in September 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 296,208 employed persons for the month. Syracuse lost 1,400 jobs in September 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,710 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Syracuse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 319,500 -1,400 +2,200
CPS 296,208 +2,710 +4,204

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 4,200 jobs have been lost in Syracuse according to the employer survey. From a trough of 307,700 in March 2010, Syracuse has gained 11,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 316,357 for Syracuse in August 2005. 20,149 jobs have been lost in Syracuse since then according to the household survey. From a March 2018 low of 287,463, Syracuse has added 8,745 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2018

Syracuse, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2018 319,500 -1,400 296,208 2,710
August 2018 320,900 -800 293,498 -756
July 2018 321,700 1,200 294,254 1,190
June 2018 320,500 1,300 293,064 2,202
May 2018 319,200 600 290,862 1,463
April 2018 318,600 1,100 289,399 1,936
March 2018 317,500 300 287,463 -635
February 2018 317,200 200 288,098 -1,313
January 2018 317,000 -500 289,411 -188
December 2017 317,500 -1,800 289,599 -1,046
November 2017 319,300 1,300 290,645 -875
October 2017 318,000 700 291,520 -484