Department of Numbers

Ithaca, New York Job Growth

There were 71,400 jobs in Ithaca, New York in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 53,947 employed persons for the month. Ithaca lost 0 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 238 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ithaca job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 71,400 0 +2,000
CPS 53,947 -238 +1,411

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 July 2016 at 73,100. Since then 1,700 jobs have been lost in Ithaca according to the employer survey. From a trough of 71,400 in November 2016, Ithaca has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,929 for Ithaca in August 2016. 982 jobs have been lost in Ithaca since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Ithaca, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 71,400 0 53,947 -238
November 2016 71,400 -100 54,185 -151
October 2016 71,500 -800 54,336 -481
September 2016 72,300 -800 54,817 -112
August 2016 73,100 0 54,929 213
July 2016 73,100 100 54,716 514
June 2016 73,000 2,400 54,202 509
May 2016 70,600 100 53,693 162
April 2016 70,500 -400 53,531 -381
March 2016 70,900 200 53,912 175
February 2016 70,700 0 53,737 271
January 2016 70,700 1,300 53,466 930