Department of Numbers

Ithaca, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ithaca fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Ithaca peaked in June 2012 at 6.5% and is now 3.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Ithaca unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
New York 4.0% -0.1 -0.7
Ithaca 3.4% -0.1 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 June 2012 at 3,554. There are now 1,791 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Ithaca employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ithaca, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Ithaca 1,763 -27 -540

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ithaca, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Ithaca
Unemployment Rate
Ithaca
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.0% 3.4% 1,763
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.5% 1,790
August
2018
3.9% 4.2% 3.6% 1,843
July
2018
3.9% 4.3% 3.6% 1,859
June
2018
4.0% 4.5% 3.7% 1,893
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 3.8% 1,923
April
2018
3.9% 4.6% 4.3% 2,187
March
2018
4.1% 4.6% 4.3% 2,173
February
2018
4.1% 4.6% 4.3% 2,201
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 4.1% 2,101
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.5% 2,242

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.