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Ithaca, New York Job Growth

There were 66,900 jobs in Ithaca, New York in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 49,534 employed persons for the month. Ithaca lost 0 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 73 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ithaca job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 66,900 0 +1,900
CPS 49,534 +73 +676

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 August 2019 at 67,600. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Ithaca according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,900 in September 2019, Ithaca has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,022 for Ithaca in July 2008. 4,488 jobs have been lost in Ithaca since then according to the household survey. From a November 2017 low of 47,479, Ithaca has added 2,055 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Ithaca, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 66,900 0 49,534 73
September 2019 66,900 -700 49,461 196
August 2019 67,600 300 49,265 72
July 2019 67,300 700 49,193 -13
June 2019 66,600 200 49,206 -38
May 2019 66,400 300 49,244 8
April 2019 66,100 600 49,236 37
March 2019 65,500 300 49,199 61
February 2019 65,200 0 49,138 85
January 2019 65,200 100 49,053 201
December 2018 65,099 199 48,852 -22
November 2018 64,900 -99 48,874 16