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Ithaca, New York Job Growth

There were 64,000 jobs in Ithaca, New York in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 48,379 employed persons for the month. Ithaca lost 200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 171 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ithaca job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 64,000 -200 +200
CPS 48,379 +171 -276

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

Ithaca, New York Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Ithaca 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 Ithaca, New York

CES employment for Ithaca peaked in January 2017 at 65,700. Since then 1,700 jobs have been lost in Ithaca according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,042 for Ithaca in July 2008. 5,663 jobs have been lost in Ithaca since then according to the household survey. From a September 2016 low of 47,056, Ithaca has added 1,323 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Ithaca, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 64,000 -200 48,379 171
February 2017 64,200 -1,500 48,208 -62
January 2017 65,700 1,800 48,270 1,023
December 2016 63,900 0 47,247 60
November 2016 63,900 -199 47,187 55
October 2016 64,099 -200 47,132 76
September 2016 64,300 100 47,056 -2,277
August 2016 64,200 -100 49,333 123
July 2016 64,300 0 49,210 126
June 2016 64,300 0 49,084 147
May 2016 64,300 200 48,937 147
April 2016 64,099 299 48,790 135