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Rochester has the 90th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Unemployment in the Rochester area is 4.2%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Rochester has the 55th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Rochester is below average at $47,590, and the median cost of a home in Rochester is $76,600, which is below the national average. 24% of workers in Rochester hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 80% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Rochester. 69% of Rochester workers drive to work alone, 7% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 11% walk. People in Rochester spend an average of 19 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

Employment Resources

RochesterWorks! Career Center

255 North Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607

Rochester Works! Career Center

276 Waring Road
Department of Labor
Rochester, NY 14609
585-266-7760, ext. 201

Veterans Outreach Center

447 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620