The Index of Economic Activity
in Tompkins County


  Department of Economics
  at Ithaca College



 

 

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Historical Data

In January 1985 the Index of Economic Activity in Tompkins County registered 100.00. In November 2013 the Index reads 164.88. This means that the County economy has grown 64.88 percent in those 347 months.

 

From 1985 until 1989, the County economy grew at a rapid clip. The average annual growth rate was 6.3 percent.  The Index of Economic Activity reached a peak of 135.32 in March 1989. A recession brought the Index down to a level of 115.75 in March 1992. This 36 month slide was much longer and more severe than the national recession which lasted only 16 months. Since then, the County economy has recovered, but annual growth rates of 2.0 percent are more typical these days. The most recent recession started in March 2008 and ended in August 2009.

 

2012 registered a growth rate of 2.0 percent. Look for the County economy to grow by 1.0 percent in 2013. The all time high for the Index of Economic Activity is 168.50, its reading in April 2013.  

 

 

 

YEAR MONTH INDEX
1985 JAN 100.00
1985 FEB 99.28
1985 MAR 99.42
1985 APR 98.98
1985 MAY 100.12
1985 JUN 99.40
1985 JUL 100.19
1985 AUG 101.61
1985 SEP 101.04
1985 OCT 102.84
1985 NOV 102.16
1985 DEC 102.34
1986 JAN 103.26
1986 FEB 102.24
1986 MAR 107.13
1986 APR 103.26
1986 MAY 104.31
1986 JUN 105.63
1986 JUL 105.91
1986 AUG 107.43
1986 SEP 109.25
1986 OCT 108.39
1986 NOV 108.92
1986 DEC 109.52
1987 JAN 109.04
1987 FEB 108.91
1987 MAR 108.97
1987 APR 111.54
1987 MAY 111.89
1987 JUN 113.39
1987 JUL 115.20
1987 AUG 115.96
1987 SEP 113.49
1987 OCT 117.46
1987 NOV 119.35
1987 DEC 120.28
1988 JAN 117.83
1988 FEB 124.24
1988 MAR 128.57
1988 APR 125.32
1988 MAY 120.89
1988 JUN 123.56
1988 JUL 121.18
1988 AUG 119.81
1988 SEP 122.52
1988 OCT 127.43
1988 NOV 125.65
1988 DEC 125.52
1989 JAN 128.35
1989 FEB 129.38
1989 MAR 135.32
1989 APR 128.17
1989 MAY 125.44
1989 JUN 125.29
1989 JUL 126.38
1989 AUG 129.07
1989 SEP 130.42
1989 OCT 126.69
1989 NOV 126.70
1989 DEC 130.98
1990 JAN 129.46
1990 FEB 124.71
1990 MAR 125.43
1990 APR 124.41
1990 MAY 125.06
1990 JUN 122.05
1990 JUL 124.93
1990 AUG 124.49
1990 SEP 122.66
1990 OCT 123.11
1990 NOV 121.97
1990 DEC 119.05
1991 JAN 117.76
1991 FEB 117.00
1991 MAR 118.72
1991 APR 118.34
1991 MAY 121.36
1991 JUN 122.12
1991 JUL 121.61
1991 AUG 119.19
1991 SEP 119.01
1991 OCT 118.82
1991 NOV 118.96
1991 DEC 117.15
1992 JAN 116.95
1992 FEB 116.22
1992 MAR 115.81
1992 APR 116.62
1992 MAY 116.88
1992 JUN 116.42
1992 JUL 116.29
1992 AUG 116.86
1992 SEP 118.63
1992 OCT 119.13
1992 NOV 118.87
1992 DEC 119.43
1993 JAN 120.67
1993 FEB 119.80
1993 MAR 119.78
1993 APR 120.24
1993 MAY 119.18
1993 JUN 120.22
1993 JUL 123.40
1993 AUG 120.27
1993 SEP 120.81
1993 OCT 117.95
1993 NOV 120.08
1993 DEC 120.06
1994 JAN 120.69
1994 FEB 122.37
1994 MAR 121.82
1994 APR 123.10
1994 MAY 121.79
1994 JUN 123.51
1994 JUL 125.16
1994 AUG 125.67
1994 SEP 125.15
1994 OCT 121.99
1994 NOV 123.61
1994 DEC 122.33
1995 JAN 121.00
1995 FEB 122.13
1995 MAR 124.44
1995 APR 122.48
1995 MAY 123.94
1995 JUN 124.69
1995 JUL 123.77
1995 AUG 125.91
1995 SEP 125.42
1995 OCT 125.44
1995 NOV 125.47
1995 DEC 126.43
1996 JAN 124.88
1996 FEB 125.16
1996 MAR 125.18
1996 APR 126.34
1996 MAY 126.49
1996 JUN 123.54
1996 JUL 126.25
1996 AUG 125.35
1996 SEP 125.32
1996 OCT 127.45
1996 NOV 128.45
1996 DEC 126.28
1997 JAN 126.89
1997 FEB 127.16
1997 MAR 126.40
1997 APR 126.96
1997 MAY 125.69
1997 JUN 127.50
1997 JUL 125.01
1997 AUG 125.91
1997 SEP 128.61
1997 OCT 129.25
1997 NOV 128.56
1997 DEC 128.62
1998 JAN 130.60
1998 FEB 129.03
1998 MAR 130.67
1998 APR 129.12
1998 MAY 129.17
1998 JUN 128.74
1998 JUL 128.59
1998 AUG 130.15
1998 SEP 132.31
1998 OCT 131.73
1998 NOV 132.11
1998 DEC 131.75
1999 JAN 130.91
1999 FEB 135.77
1999 MAR 137.70
1999 APR 138.36
1999 MAY 137.22
1999 JUN 136.50
1999 JUL 141.04
1999 AUG 137.83
1999 SEP 141.06
1999 OCT 139.60
1999 NOV 141.72
1999 DEC 140.51
2000 JAN 142.16
2000 FEB 141.39
2000 MAR 141.26
2000 APR 139.10
2000 MAY 141.80
2000 JUN 140.26
2000 JUL 139.22
2000 AUG 140.62
2000 SEP 142.06
2000 OCT 143.36
2000 NOV 143.36
2000 DEC 141.14
2001 JAN 147.15
2001 FEB 143.90
2001 MAR 141.71
2001 APR 142.23
2001 MAY 145.09
2001 JUN 144.93
2001 JUL 143.98
2001 AUG 145.38
2001 SEP 139.57
2001 OCT 140.99
2001 NOV 142.23
2001 DEC 140.57
2002 JAN 145.65
2002 FEB 139.30
2002 MAR 140.42
2002 APR 143.96
2002 MAY 142.25
2002 JUN 143.90
2002 JUL 142.53
2002 AUG 145.29
2002 SEP 143.38
2002 OCT 145.12
2002 NOV 147.75
2002 DEC 145.78
2003 JAN 144.00
2003 FEB 143.16
2003 MAR 142.08
2003 APR 143.99
2003 MAY 144.83
2003 JUN 144.62
2003 JUL 148.65
2003 AUG 145.03
2003 SEP 146.46
2003 OCT 146.74
2003 NOV 144.83
2003 DEC 145.58
2004 JAN 147.05
2004 FEB 147.02
2004 MAR 147.68
2004 APR 148.52
2004 MAY 147.60
2004 JUN 147.66
2004 JUL 149.54
2004 AUG 147.34
2004 SEP 150.08
2004 OCT 149.35
2004 NOV 150.05
2004 DEC 149.64
2005 JAN 149.86
2005 FEB 150.65
2005 MAR 152.69
2005 APR 150.75
2005 MAY 149.70
2005 JUN 150.59
2005 JUL 150.94
2005 AUG 150.78
2005 SEP 149.65
2005 OCT 150.95
2005 NOV 149.03
2005 DEC 149.74
2006 JAN 151.12
2006 FEB 153.26
2006 MAR 150.40
2006 APR 151.83
2006 MAY 153.05
2006 JUN 151.85
2006 JUL 150.94
2006 AUG 152.32
2006 SEP 151.49
2006 OCT 151.00
2006 NOV 150.65
2006 DEC 151.03
2007 JAN 152.18
2007 FEB 150.23
2007 MAR 152.25
2007 APR 153.23
2007 MAY 153.74
2007 JUN 153.94
2007 JUL 153.76
2007 AUG 153.65
2007 SEP 153.43
2007 OCT 155.71
2007 NOV 154.52
2007 DEC 153.04
2008 JAN 158.06
2008 FEB 155.84
2008 MAR 152.42
2008 APR 154.31
2008 MAY 153.39
2008 JUN 152.55
2008 JUL 154.31
2008 AUG 152.23
2008 SEP 151.99
2008 OCT 152.34
2008 NOV 150.34
2008 DEC 150.55
2009 JAN 151.08
2009 FEB 151.87
2009 MAR 149.79
2009 APR 150.66
2009 MAY 151.00
2009 JUN 151.24
2009 JUL 153.67
2009 AUG 151.05
2009 SEP 153.50
2009 OCT 153.43
2009 NOV 154.08
2009 DEC 153.73
2010 JAN 154.28
2010 FEB 153.60
2010 MAR 156.84
2010 APR 157.89
2010 MAY 156.36
2010 JUN 158.09
2010 JUL 154.58
2010 AUG 154.92
2010 SEP 157.30
2010 OCT 157.39
2010 NOV 158.48
2010 DEC 158.17
2011 JAN 157.18
2011 FEB 158.71
2011 MAR 160.36
2011 APR 160.88
2011 MAY 158.62
2011 JUN 158.38
2011 JUL 158.99
2011 AUG 158.41
2011 SEP 161.28
2011 OCT 160.36
2011 NOV 159.74
2011 DEC 160.31
2012 JAN 161.26
2012 FEB 164.42
2012 MAR 163.37
2012 APR 161.53
2012 MAY 162.24
2012 JUN 160.33
2012 JUL 161.49
2012 AUG 162.53
2012 SEP 163.64
2012 OCT 163.08
2012 NOV 164.39
2012 DEC 163.25
2013 JAN 164.70
2013 FEB 165.57
2013 MAR 163.42
2013 APR 168.50
2013 MAY 164.52
2013 JUN 163.00
2013 JUL 165.57
2013 AUG 165.38
2013 SEP 163.41
2013 OCT 164.53
2013 NOV 164.88

  The Index of Economic Activity in Tompkins County is a public service of Ithaca College.

Maintained by Elia Kacapyr (kacapyr@ithaca.edu)
Last updated 01/13/2014