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Elmira, New York Job Growth

There were 34,000 jobs in Elmira, New York in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 32,208 employed persons for the month. Elmira lost 1,400 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 502 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Elmira job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 34,000 -1,400 -2,800
CPS 32,208 -502 -1,401

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 9,700 jobs have been lost in Elmira according to the employer survey. From a trough of 32,500 in April 2020, Elmira has gained 1,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 40,957 for Elmira in February 2001. 8,749 jobs have been lost in Elmira since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 31,014, Elmira has added 1,194 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Elmira, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 34,000 -1,400 32,208 -502
October 2020 35,400 -300 32,710 -812
September 2020 35,700 400 33,522 25
August 2020 35,300 0 33,497 40
July 2020 35,300 900 33,457 890
June 2020 34,400 900 32,567 -488
May 2020 33,500 1,000 33,055 2,041
April 2020 32,500 -4,300 31,014 -2,857
March 2020 36,800 -300 33,871 26
February 2020 37,100 200 33,845 171
January 2020 36,900 -100 33,674 119
December 2019 37,000 200 33,555 -54