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Ithaca, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ithaca fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2022 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Ithaca peaked in April 2020 at 12.0% and is now 9.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in June 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Ithaca unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
New York 4.4% 0.0 -2.5
Ithaca 2.6% 0.0 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Ithaca, New York, National

Ithaca, New York monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Ithaca, New York Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Ithaca peaked in April 2020 at 5,737. There are now 4,439 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,274 in June 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 24. Ithaca employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ithaca, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Ithaca 1,298 +24 -497

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ithaca, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Ithaca
Unemployment Rate
Ithaca
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 4.4% 2.6% 1,298
June
2022
3.6% 4.4% 2.6% 1,274
May
2022
3.6% 4.4% 2.7% 1,297
April
2022
3.6% 4.5% 2.7% 1,295
March
2022
3.6% 4.6% 2.7% 1,313
February
2022
3.8% 4.9% 2.8% 1,338
January
2022
4.0% 5.3% 2.9% 1,404
December
2021
3.9% 5.4% 3.1% 1,513
November
2021
4.2% 5.4% 3.1% 1,510
October
2021
4.6% 5.7% 3.2% 1,531
September
2021
4.7% 6.0% 3.3% 1,608

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.