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Elmira, New York Job Growth

There were 36,000 jobs in Elmira, New York in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 33,665 employed persons for the month. Elmira lost 400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 32 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Elmira job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 36,000 -400 -700
CPS 33,665 -32 +68

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 7,700 jobs have been lost in Elmira according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 41,023 for Elmira in February 2001. 7,358 jobs have been lost in Elmira since then according to the household survey. From a March 2018 low of 33,030, Elmira has added 635 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Elmira, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 36,000 -400 33,665 -32
September 2018 36,400 100 33,697 288
August 2018 36,300 -100 33,409 -133
July 2018 36,400 -100 33,542 40
June 2018 36,500 -200 33,502 248
May 2018 36,700 100 33,254 145
April 2018 36,600 0 33,109 79
March 2018 36,600 0 33,030 -189
February 2018 36,600 0 33,219 -206
January 2018 36,600 0 33,425 186
December 2017 36,600 -100 33,239 -153
November 2017 36,700 0 33,392 -205