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Ithaca, New York Job Growth

There were 60,300 jobs in Ithaca, New York in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 47,024 employed persons for the month. Ithaca added 500 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 910 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ithaca job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 60,300 +500 -3,100
CPS 47,024 +910 -183

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 65,500. Since then 5,200 jobs have been lost in Ithaca according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,900 in April 2020, Ithaca has gained 6,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,022 for Ithaca in July 2008. 6,998 jobs have been lost in Ithaca since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 42,273, Ithaca has added 4,751 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Ithaca, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 60,300 500 47,024 910
June 2020 59,800 4,700 46,114 929
May 2020 55,100 1,200 45,185 2,912
April 2020 53,900 -9,500 42,273 -5,478
March 2020 63,400 -200 47,751 69
February 2020 63,600 -100 47,682 135
January 2020 63,700 -600 47,547 130
December 2019 64,300 400 47,417 29
November 2019 63,900 400 47,388 35
October 2019 63,500 -300 47,353 41
September 2019 63,800 -100 47,312 49
August 2019 63,900 500 47,263 56