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Ithaca, New York Job Growth

There were 65,099 jobs in Ithaca, New York in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 48,765 employed persons for the month. Ithaca lost 0 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 24 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ithaca job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,099 0 +1,099
CPS 48,765 +24 +557

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 September 2017 at 65,400. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Ithaca according to the employer survey. From a trough of 64,099 in November 2017, Ithaca has gained 1,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,042 for Ithaca in July 2008. 5,277 jobs have been lost in Ithaca since then according to the household survey. From a September 2016 low of 47,056, Ithaca has added 1,709 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Ithaca, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 65,099 0 48,765 24
January 2018 65,099 899 48,741 -418
December 2017 64,200 100 49,159 92
November 2017 64,099 -300 49,067 -5
October 2017 64,400 -1,000 49,072 -132
September 2017 65,400 1,600 49,204 137
August 2017 63,800 200 49,067 76
July 2017 63,600 -400 48,991 299
June 2017 64,000 -99 48,692 159
May 2017 64,099 99 48,533 54
April 2017 64,000 -99 48,479 74
March 2017 64,099 99 48,405 197