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Ithaca, New York Job Growth

There were 57,400 jobs in Ithaca, New York in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 45,002 employed persons for the month. Ithaca lost 2,000 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 6 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ithaca job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,400 -2,000 -6,100
CPS 45,002 +6 -2,680

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 8,400 jobs have been lost in Ithaca according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,200 in April 2020, Ithaca has gained 4,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,022 for Ithaca in July 2008. 9,020 jobs have been lost in Ithaca since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 42,273, Ithaca has added 2,729 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Ithaca, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 57,400 -2,000 45,002 6
January 2021 59,400 2,400 44,996 -1,521
December 2020 57,000 100 46,517 106
November 2020 56,900 0 46,411 73
October 2020 56,900 -1,200 46,338 -1,157
September 2020 58,100 0 47,495 -825
August 2020 58,100 700 48,320 1,150
July 2020 57,400 1,000 47,170 1,056
June 2020 56,400 2,500 46,114 929
May 2020 53,900 700 45,185 2,912
April 2020 53,200 -9,400 42,273 -5,478
March 2020 62,600 -900 47,751 69