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Ithaca, New York Job Growth

There were 60,700 jobs in Ithaca, New York in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 48,184 employed persons for the month. Ithaca lost 1,000 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 99 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ithaca job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 60,700 -1,000 +400
CPS 48,184 +99 +1,156

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 65,700. Since then 5,000 jobs have been lost in Ithaca according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,000 in May 2020, Ithaca has gained 7,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,632 for Ithaca in July 2008. 5,448 jobs have been lost in Ithaca since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 42,106, Ithaca has added 6,078 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Ithaca, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 60,700 -1,000 48,184 99
August 2022 61,700 300 48,085 259
July 2022 61,400 1,900 47,826 264
June 2022 59,500 -700 47,562 197
May 2022 60,200 100 47,365 173
April 2022 60,100 0 47,192 -48
March 2022 60,100 -300 47,240 -6
February 2022 60,400 -1,900 47,246 14
January 2022 62,300 1,600 47,232 231
December 2021 60,700 100 47,001 18
November 2021 60,600 100 46,983 4
October 2021 60,500 200 46,979 -49