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Ithaca, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ithaca fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2022 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 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 November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
New York 4.3% 0.0 -1.1
Ithaca 2.6% 0.0 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 data as December 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 4,428 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 35. Ithaca employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ithaca, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Ithaca 1,309 +1 -201

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ithaca, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Ithaca
Unemployment Rate
Ithaca
Unemployed
December
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 4.3% 2.6% 1,309
October
2022
3.7% 4.3% 2.6% 1,308
September
2022
3.5% 4.3% 2.7% 1,337
August
2022
3.7% 4.7% 2.7% 1,327
July
2022
3.5% 4.3% 2.6% 1,296
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

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.