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Syracuse, New York Job Growth

There were 298,400 jobs in Syracuse, New York in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 283,259 employed persons for the month. Syracuse added 700 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 184 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Syracuse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 298,400 +700 +6,700
CPS 283,259 -184 +345

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 25,300 jobs have been lost in Syracuse according to the employer survey. From a trough of 262,300 in April 2020, Syracuse has gained 36,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 316,136 for Syracuse in April 2006. 32,877 jobs have been lost in Syracuse since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 245,637, Syracuse has added 37,622 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Syracuse, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 298,400 700 283,259 -184
July 2021 297,700 -100 283,443 49
June 2021 297,800 1,200 283,394 -218
May 2021 296,600 700 283,612 -587
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