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Ithaca, New York Job Growth

There were 65,300 jobs in Ithaca, New York in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 49,021 employed persons for the month. Ithaca lost 300 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 30 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ithaca job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,300 -300 +1,100
CPS 49,021 +30 -312

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 June 2017 at 66,400. Since then 1,100 jobs have been lost in Ithaca according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,042 for Ithaca in July 2008. 5,021 jobs have been lost in Ithaca since then according to the household survey. From a September 2016 low of 47,056, Ithaca has added 1,965 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Ithaca, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 65,300 -300 49,021 30
July 2017 65,600 -800 48,991 299
June 2017 66,400 1,499 48,692 159
May 2017 64,900 -199 48,533 54
April 2017 65,099 1,099 48,479 74
March 2017 64,000 -200 48,405 197
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