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Elmira, New York Job Growth

There were 34,000 jobs in Elmira, New York in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 32,663 employed persons for the month. Elmira lost 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 54 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Elmira job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 34,000 -200 -3,400
CPS 32,663 -54 -1,182

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 30,600 in April 2020, Elmira has gained 3,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 40,957 for Elmira in February 2001. 8,294 jobs have been lost in Elmira since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 31,014, Elmira has added 1,649 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Elmira, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 34,000 -200 32,663 -54
January 2021 34,200 100 32,717 -24
December 2020 34,100 -100 32,741 -18
November 2020 34,200 -100 32,759 49
October 2020 34,300 -100 32,710 -812
September 2020 34,400 500 33,522 25
August 2020 33,900 700 33,497 40
July 2020 33,200 700 33,457 890
June 2020 32,500 1,300 32,567 -488
May 2020 31,200 600 33,055 2,041
April 2020 30,600 -6,800 31,014 -2,857
March 2020 37,400 0 33,871 26