Local private sector employers added an average of 3.1 jobs per day during the 10 years from September 2006 to September 2016, entitling the Rochester metro area to a rank of 72 among 106 major U.S. metro areas, according to a report published Wednesday by the American City Business Journals, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Buffalo and Albany ranked 59th and 60th, respectively. New York easily claimed the top spot on the list of metro areas, adding an average of 224 jobs per day over the 10-year span. Cleveland—one of only 14 metro areas that shed jobs over the 10-year span—was ranked last in the ABJ’s list, with an average loss of 4.2 jobs per day.
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