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Syracuse, New York Job Growth

There were 305,600 jobs in Syracuse, New York in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 294,189 employed persons for the month. Syracuse lost 600 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 809 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Syracuse job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 305,600 -600 +6,000
CPS 294,189 +809 +7,118

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 18,100 jobs have been lost in Syracuse according to the employer survey. From a trough of 264,700 in April 2020, Syracuse has gained 40,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 316,136 for Syracuse in April 2006. 21,947 jobs have been lost in Syracuse since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 254,617, Syracuse has added 39,572 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Syracuse, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 305,600 -600 294,189 809
March 2022 306,200 0 293,380 778
February 2022 306,200 0 292,602 797
January 2022 306,200 -300 291,805 737
December 2021 306,500 2,400 291,068 -13
November 2021 304,100 2,300 291,081 228
October 2021 301,800 900 290,853 729
September 2021 300,900 100 290,124 862
August 2021 300,800 1,300 289,262 771
July 2021 299,500 300 288,491 618
June 2021 299,200 -200 287,873 436
May 2021 299,400 -200 287,437 366