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Ithaca, New York Job Growth

There were 65,200 jobs in Ithaca, New York in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 49,775 employed persons for the month. Ithaca lost 0 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 365 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ithaca job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,200 0 +700
CPS 49,775 -365 +1,138

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 in January 2019 is at a new high of 65,200.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,042 for Ithaca in July 2008. 4,267 jobs have been lost in Ithaca since then according to the household survey. From a September 2015 low of 47,603, Ithaca has added 2,172 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Ithaca, New York Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 65,200 0 49,775 -365
January 2019 65,200 100 50,140 -703
December 2018 65,099 199 50,843 395
November 2018 64,900 -99 50,448 332
October 2018 65,000 99 50,116 287
September 2018 64,900 100 49,829 220
August 2018 64,800 200 49,609 299
July 2018 64,599 299 49,310 259
June 2018 64,300 200 49,051 357
May 2018 64,099 -200 48,694 272
April 2018 64,300 -299 48,422 -23
March 2018 64,599 99 48,445 -192