Revitalization: Buffalo Leads New York in State’s Record Breaking Private Sector Growth
Buffalo-Niagara added 6,400 private sector jobs in April, the largest Upstate metropolitan increase. With the state gaining 23,800 jobs since March, Buffalo has contributed to New York’s record high of nearly 7.5 million private sector jobs. Rochester also had significant job growth in April with the addition of 2,600 public and private sector positions when compared to a year ago. Both cities have helped contribute to Upstate’s .3% unemployment drop to 7.4% effectively driving Upstate New York’s unemployment rate below the national average.