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Elmira, New York Job Growth

There were 38,400 jobs in Elmira, New York in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 34,949 employed persons for the month. Elmira lost 0 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 41 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Elmira job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,400 0 -200
CPS 34,949 -41 -733

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 43,900. Since then 5,500 jobs have been lost in Elmira according to the employer survey. From a trough of 37,700 in July 2016, Elmira has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 41,023 for Elmira in February 2001. 6,074 jobs have been lost in Elmira since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Elmira, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 38,400 0 34,949 -41
November 2016 38,400 200 34,990 -28
October 2016 38,200 200 35,018 -5
September 2016 38,000 0 35,023 -15
August 2016 38,000 300 35,038 -133
July 2016 37,700 -300 35,171 -218
June 2016 38,000 100 35,389 -98
May 2016 37,900 -400 35,487 -161
April 2016 38,300 -100 35,648 -258
March 2016 38,400 -200 35,906 -21
February 2016 38,600 100 35,927 47
January 2016 38,500 -100 35,880 198