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Elmira, New York Job Growth

There were 37,100 jobs in Elmira, New York in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 33,436 employed persons for the month. Elmira added 200 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 38 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Elmira job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 37,100 +200 +300
CPS 33,436 +38 -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 6,600 jobs have been lost in Elmira according to the employer survey. From a trough of 36,700 in August 2018, Elmira has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 40,957 for Elmira in February 2001. 7,521 jobs have been lost in Elmira since then according to the household survey. From a September 2019 low of 33,398, Elmira has added 38 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Elmira, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 37,100 200 33,436 38
September 2019 36,900 -100 33,398 -3
August 2019 37,000 300 33,401 -126
July 2019 36,700 -200 33,527 -186
June 2019 36,900 -200 33,713 -148
May 2019 37,100 0 33,861 -60
April 2019 37,100 -100 33,921 -35
March 2019 37,200 100 33,956 37
February 2019 37,100 0 33,919 -1
January 2019 37,100 100 33,920 69
December 2018 37,000 100 33,851 0
November 2018 36,900 100 33,851 14