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Altoona, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 61,200 jobs in Altoona, Pennsylvania in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 57,233 employed persons for the month. Altoona lost 0 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 251 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Altoona job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,200 0 +100
CPS 57,233 -251 -699

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Altoona, Pennsylvania Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Altoona as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Altoona, Pennsylvania

CES employment for Altoona peaked in April 2007 at 62,800. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in Altoona according to the employer survey. From a trough of 59,400 in February 2010, Altoona has gained 1,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,589 for Altoona in December 2007. 5,356 jobs have been lost in Altoona since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 56,347, Altoona has added 886 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Altoona, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 61,200 0 57,233 -251
April 2017 61,200 200 57,484 294
March 2017 61,000 100 57,190 177
February 2017 60,900 -300 57,013 -165
January 2017 61,200 500 57,178 29
December 2016 60,700 -100 57,149 -216
November 2016 60,800 -600 57,365 -204
October 2016 61,400 400 57,569 -103
September 2016 61,000 -300 57,672 -96
August 2016 61,300 -100 57,768 -74
July 2016 61,400 300 57,842 -35
June 2016 61,100 0 57,877 -55