Department of Numbers

Ithaca, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ithaca fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.4 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Ithaca peaked in April 2020 at 11.3% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Ithaca unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
New York 7.6% -0.1 -7.1
Ithaca 4.2% -0.1 -4.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 5,288. There are now 3,262 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 July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Ithaca 2,026 -56 -2,239

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ithaca, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Ithaca
Unemployment Rate
Ithaca
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 7.6% 4.2% 2,026
June
2021
5.9% 7.7% 4.3% 2,082
May
2021
5.8% 7.8% 4.7% 2,188
April
2021
6.1% 8.2% 4.9% 2,300
March
2021
6.0% 8.4% 5.0% 2,357
February
2021
6.2% 8.9% 5.1% 2,377
January
2021
6.3% 8.8% 4.8% 2,358
December
2020
6.7% 8.7% 5.0% 2,354
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 4.9% 2,335
October
2020
6.9% 8.7% 4.9% 2,307
September
2020
7.8% 10.0% 4.9% 2,270

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.