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Ithaca, New York Job Growth

There were 58,600 jobs in Ithaca, New York in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 46,314 employed persons for the month. Ithaca lost 800 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 20 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ithaca job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,600 -800 +1,200
CPS 46,314 +20 +1,241

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 October 2018 at 65,800. Since then 7,200 jobs have been lost in Ithaca according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,200 in April 2020, Ithaca has gained 5,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,632 for Ithaca in July 2008. 7,318 jobs have been lost in Ithaca since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 41,327, Ithaca has added 4,987 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Ithaca, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 58,600 -800 46,314 20
June 2021 59,400 2,000 46,294 1,471
May 2021 57,400 100 44,823 89
April 2021 57,300 -100 44,734 77
March 2021 57,400 -100 44,657 47
February 2021 57,500 -1,900 44,610 -1,810
January 2021 59,400 2,400 46,420 1,351
December 2020 57,000 100 45,069 149
November 2020 56,900 0 44,920 183
October 2020 56,900 -1,200 44,737 227
September 2020 58,100 0 44,510 -1,135
August 2020 58,100 700 45,645 572