What kind of jobs are there in Rochester, NY?
For decades, Rochester was the headquarters of the Eastman Kodak Co., which produced photography and imaging equipment for more than 100 years. However, the company filed for bankruptcy in 2012, changing the face of the metro area's workforce and the local economy forever.
Today, thanks to the presence of the University of Rochester, the Rochester Regional Health system and Wegmans, more jobs are now available in health care and food services than manufacturing (though Xerox and Bausch + Lomb Inc. do employ a large number of residents). Education is another strong industry, thanks to the area's more than a dozen colleges and universities.
Job Market Index
Index Score: 6.5 /10
Rochester has a less healthy job market than similarly sized metro areas.
Average Annual Salary
Unemployment Rate 2019
0.4 % higher than national average.