Department of Numbers

Ithaca, New York Job Growth

There were 66,500 jobs in Ithaca, New York in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 50,023 employed persons for the month. Ithaca added 300 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 194 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ithaca job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 66,500 +300 +2,099
CPS 50,023 +194 +1,892

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 2018 at 67,000. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Ithaca according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,200 in September 2018, Ithaca has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,042 for Ithaca in July 2008. 4,019 jobs have been lost in Ithaca since then according to the household survey. From a September 2015 low of 47,603, Ithaca has added 2,420 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Ithaca, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 66,500 300 50,023 194
September 2018 66,200 -800 49,829 220
August 2018 67,000 600 49,609 299
July 2018 66,400 100 49,310 259
June 2018 66,300 100 49,051 357
May 2018 66,200 200 48,694 272
April 2018 66,000 300 48,422 -23
March 2018 65,700 400 48,445 -192
February 2018 65,300 200 48,637 12
January 2018 65,099 899 48,625 522
December 2017 64,200 100 48,103 9
November 2017 64,099 -300 48,094 -37