Labor Market

Buffalo Niagara Labor Assessment 2017

Buffalo Niagara is the largest economy in New York State outside of the New York City metropolitan area, with over 672,000 jobs, nearly 38,000 firms, and a labor force of nearly 735,000. Our economy generates $54.9 billion in gross metropolitan product. Exports account for nearly a fifth of production and totaled $9.3 billion in 2014.

To learn more about Buffalo Niagara’s labor market, download findings from our 2017 Labor Market Assessment. Who’s Our Economy? – offers an overview of the regional economy, labor force, and target industries. How Competitive Are Payroll Costs? – examines regional wages, salary trends and employee benefits.