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Elmira, New York Job Growth

There were 36,900 jobs in Elmira, New York in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 33,670 employed persons for the month. Elmira added 200 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Elmira job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 36,900 +200 0
CPS 33,670 +5 -348

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Elmira, New York Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Elmira as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Elmira, New York

CES employment for Elmira peaked in October 2000 at 43,700. Since then 6,800 jobs have been lost in Elmira according to the employer survey. From a trough of 36,400 in May 2017, Elmira has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 41,023 for Elmira in February 2001. 7,353 jobs have been lost in Elmira since then according to the household survey. From a May 2017 low of 33,377, Elmira has added 293 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Elmira, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 36,900 200 33,670 5
July 2017 36,700 -200 33,665 159
June 2017 36,900 500 33,506 129
May 2017 36,400 -200 33,377 -281
April 2017 36,600 -100 33,658 -63
March 2017 36,700 -300 33,721 -40
February 2017 37,000 -300 33,761 -232
January 2017 37,300 -200 33,993 99
December 2016 37,500 100 33,894 -41
November 2016 37,400 100 33,935 -16
October 2016 37,300 0 33,951 -11
September 2016 37,300 400 33,962 -56