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Ithaca, New York Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ithaca fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the New York rate. The unemployment rate in Ithaca peaked in June 2012 at 6.5% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in November 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Ithaca unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
New York 3.9% 0.0 -0.6
Ithaca 3.2% 0.0 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 1,895 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,649 in January 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 10. Ithaca employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ithaca, New York) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Ithaca 1,659 +10 -542

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ithaca, New York Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New York
Unemployment Rate
Ithaca
Unemployment Rate
Ithaca
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.0%
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.2% 1,659
January
2019
4.0% 3.9% 3.2% 1,649
December
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.2% 1,695
November
2018
3.7% 3.9% 3.2% 1,683
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 3.4% 1,760
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.5% 1,790
August
2018
3.8% 3.9% 3.6% 1,843
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.6% 1,859
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 3.7% 1,893
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 3.8% 1,923
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.3% 2,187

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.